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Arctic fox

Arctic fox

This arctic fox is enjoying the bright summer sun. In the summer arctic foxes have a brown coat, but in the winter their fur changes to white in order to provide camouflage from other arctic predators. Arctic foxes are scavengers and live both on the land surrounding the Arctic ocean as well as out on the sea ice.

Image courtesy of Educapoles.org and the International Polar Foundation