The Arctic Fox   By Elaine Bunyan, Period 3

What is an Arctic Fox?

     The Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) is a true animal of survival. Making their homes in the cold Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Arctic Foxes must survive in one of the harshest climates on the planet.  These thick-furred mammals have many adaptations that allow them to live under such extreme conditions. Many interesting facts can be found on the Arctic Fox. Their classification, body characteristics, habitat, behavior, symbiotic/human relationships, and more can allow for the further understanding of these beautiful animals.


-Kingdom: Animalia
-Phylum: Chordata
-Class: Mammalia
-Order: Carnivora
-Family: Canidae
-Genus: Alopex
-Species: lagopus

Fun Facts

 -The Arctic Fox is also called the Polar Fox, the White Fox, and the Snow Fox!
-The Arctic Fox's scientific name, Alopex lagopus, means "hair-footed fox", and it refers to the hair on their feet!
Arctic Foxes can run up to 30 mph, and skid on ice!
-The Arctic Fox has the warmest fur of ANY mammal- including polar bears!
-With its keen hearing, the Arctic Fox can precisely locate the position of prey under the snow!
-Both the mother and father foxes raise their young!