A common creature of the Arctic tundra, the Arctic fox is a member of the Vulpes genus. It is well-adapted to living in cold, harsh environments and is perhaps best known for its acute hearing, which allows this fox to locate and catch prey moving under the snow.
History: It is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of Arctic foxes roaming throughout their endemic habitats, classifying them as “least concern” on the conservation status spectrum. According to researchers, however, the Arctic fox is slowly starting to feel the effects of global warming. Less snow cover on the ground has rendered their white coats to be less effective, making it harder for them to compete with red foxes, their larger cousins, for resources. Fortunately, action to preserve the ecological niche of the Arctic fox has been taken, and is mainly focused on driving the red fox out of the Arctic fox’s natural habitat.
Scientific Name: Vulpes lagopus
Characteristics: Although it’s not usually social, this fox has noticed your arrival and has cautiously perked its head up. Hand-painted for precise accuracy, our Arctic fox toy is wonderful as a resource for educational endeavors, as a toy for rewarding play, as a gift for a nature enthusiast, or even as a piece of décor for your home or work desk!
Size: In order to blend into its surroundings, the Arctic fox toy is entirely snow white, which allows it to hide from both prey and predators. 5.25 inches long and 2.75 inches tall, this figurine is a touch larger than a soda can on its side.
This Arctic Fox is part of the Wild Wildlife collection.
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