Arctic foxes have several adaptations that allow them to survive. Their round, compact bodies minimize surface area that is exposed to the cold air. Their muzzle, ears, and legs are short, which also conserves heat.
Do arctic foxes live in the North Pole?
These animals are found in the coastal, inland, and alpine tundra regions of Eurasia, Iceland, Greenland, and North America. Arctic foxes are one of the rare species that have been spotted near the North Pole, at a distance of less than 60 km from the Pole, at 89°40’N.
Are arctic foxes endangered 2020?
The arctic fox is categorized into the Critically Endangered category meaning they are in danger to be extinct in three generations. It is estimated to be a 50% chance. The Arctic fox was impacted hugely by the fur trade because of its extremely high quality fur coat.
Are arctic foxes dangerous?
Some animals, such as the arctic fox, arctic dogs and arctic wolves are potential carriers of rabies. Close contact to arctic foxes is potentially dangerous because of rabies. Fox bites can be dangerous to humans.