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Transcript of Arctic Fox
The foxes are white in the winter and dark gray to bluish brown in the summer
The Arctic fox has a complete digestive system that allows it to effectively digest meat. It also has a complete circulatory system that allows it to transport nutrients.
The foxes will follow a polar bear in the winter and a wolf in the summer so they can get leftovers from the animals.
The Scientific name for a arctic fox is Alopex lagopus
The Arctic fox is found throughout the entire Arctic tundra, through Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and even Iceland.
Both male and female mature sexually at one year of age. The mating season is May-February and the gestation period for a pregnant female is 52 days. The number of pups born can range between 6-19, and the newborns weigh approximately 2 ounces. The pups nurse until can eat solid food.
The common nutrition deficiencies is this juvenile-onset disease was presumed due to calcium-deficient intake following weaning. Loss of bone mineralization in some fox kits: calcium-deficient diet, binding of calcium in the bowel by high phosphorus intake, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and vitamin A toxicity.