Arctic foxes have multilayered fur to insulate their bodies against the icy wind. The fur changes to white in the winter to help keep them safe from predators. They have round bodies with short legs, muzzles, and ears, ensuring a low surface area to volume ratio to minimize heat loss.
Are Arctic foxes predators or prey?
(and predators!) Arctic foxes eat small mammals (especially lemmings), insects, berries, carrion, marine invertebrates, sea birds and fish. Their predators include polar bears, wolves, golden eagles, grizzly bears and humans.
Can arctic foxes kill you?
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.
Do snowy owls eat Arctic foxes?
The snowy owls feed on arctic fox, rabbits, lemmings, voles, and various seabirds.
How often does the arctic fox eat?
An average family of 11 arctic foxes can eat 60 rodents per day during the summer. Coastal arctic foxes will also eat shellfish, sea urchins and other invertebrates.