Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus

While it is the smallest species of wild canine in Canada, the arctic fox is a stealthy hunter that tolerates the same icy climate as the polar bear and arctic wolf. Its pure white coat allows the fox to stay active during the winter season, providing ideal camouflage in the arctic tundra. Their dense fur is said to be the warmest of any land mammal.


Close in size to the domestic cat, an average adult arctic fox measures between 80-110 cm (2.5-3.5 ft) from its snout to the tip of its tail and weighs around 3.6 kg (8 lbs). Females are generally smaller and lighter than the males, with an average length between 71.3 to 85 cm (28.1 to 33 in) and weighing around 2.9 kg (6.4 lb)…

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