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the arctic fox

By Tanaja and Paulina
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on 10 January 2014

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habitat

Behavioral adaptations
structural adaptations
An Arctic fox has several great structural adaptations to adapt well to its environment. One of them are its feet. The Arctic fox's have fur, padded feet which prevent frost when digging through the ice. Another structural adaptation of the Arctic fox is its white fur. In the arctic, there is a lot of snow so the arctic fox is able to camouflage. Camouflage helps the arctic fox hunt because the Arctic fox is unnoticeable to its prey. The Arctic fox often runs digs through ice in the Arctic. For that reason, the Arctic fox has long claws for good traction, and to prevent it from sliding. Another structural adaptation of an Arctic fox is its short ears. Like cats, Arctic foxes have very sensitive ears that help it listen for prey under the snow. The ears are very helpful for hunting. Did you know that the arctic fox has warmest fur than any other animal? Their fur is even warmer than the Polar bear and the Arctic wolf's fur. In fact, their fur goes up to 6cm long! The last structural adaptation of the Arctic fox is its short legs. Its legs are about 22cm long and with these short legs an Arctic fox can reach a top speed of 30 MPH.
The Arctic Fox

Introduction
By: Tanaja and Paulina
An arctic fox's diet is mostly whatever meat it can find. It would even eat leftovers from any animal. Did you know that Arctic foxes are omnivores? Arctic foxes eat lemmings, voles, hares, owls, bird eggs, berries, carrion, and seaweed. The times of day the Arctic foxes hunt are during the evening and the dawn. Arctic foxes hunt often in groups, but sometimes they hunt alone. Arctic foxes are well adapted to hunting in the cold because they can camouflage into they snow so they are unnoticeable. The way arctic foxes catch their prey is they dive front paws first into the snow when they hear an animal under the snow. This is a hunting method for both foxes and arctic foxes. When the Arctic fox catches its prey, it brings it back home for itself and for their young. The pups eat leftovers from the adult Arctic fox.

Arctic foxes are common throughout the snowy tundra biomes. They live in the remote snowy mountains of Canada, Russia, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Alaska. Did you know that the Arctic fox lives farther north than any other fox? Since these regions are in the northern hemisphere, they are extremely cold with temperatures around -50 degrees Fahrenheit. The Arctic Fox perfectly adapts to these cold areas because it has long white fur to protect it from the cold especially during the winter. All of these remote areas have pretty high elevation. The terrain is mostly mountainous. Arctic foxes are able to dig though the mountain snow to make their warm and cozy home in a small cave.

map of an arctic foxes habitat
Snowy mountain
Arctic fox in the winter
The Arctic fox is endangered!!! We need
to help them. The Arctic fox is also known as a polar fox, and a white fox. You can help save the Arctic foxes by donating money and adopting a stuffed animal arctic fox. The Arctic foxes get killed because of their beautiful, thick, white fur which only grows during the winter, when the temperature is -50 degrees Fahrenheit! In the winter, it is very cold particularly in Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, and Greenland. In the summer, the white coat goes away and turns brown and grey, then it gets shorter .

Arctic fox in the summer
Hunting & diet
Lemming
Hare's
Owl
Vole
eggs
photos
video
Russia
Alaska
Canada
Norway
Iceland
video of an Arctic fox hunting
glossary
fun facts
remote:
Far away.
hemisphere:
If the earth were cut in half, each half would be a hemisphere. Therefor, there are 4 possible hemispheres: Northern and Southern hemispheres or the Eastern and Western hemispheres The Northern and Southern hemispheres are divided by the equator, while the Eastern and Western hemispheres are divided by the prime meridian.
terrain:
A type of land.
mountainous:
When the terrain/land has a lot of mountains.
elevation:
How high the land is.
dawn:
The first appearance of daylight
You can own an arctic fox with a special permit in some states. For example CA, PA, and OH
Greenland
an arctic fox is CAMOUFLAGED
Identification
Weight:
They weigh from 6 to 10 pounds
height:
Height at shoulder: 10-12 In.
Color:
White in the winter and brownish grey in the summer
Distinguished characteristics:
An Arctic fox has the most warmest fur coat than any other animal
length:
length from head to tail: 43 In.
43 In
length


3.introduction
4.winter arctic fox
5.summer arctic fox
6.video
7.habitat
8.snowy mountain
9.arctic fox habitat
10.hunting & diet
12.vole
13. hare's
14. lemming
15.owl
16.eggs
17.carrion
18.berries
19.seaweed
20.video
21.behavioral adaptations
22.structural adaptations
23.arctic fox is camouflaged?
24.fun facts
25.glossary
26.identification
table of contents
To live in such a cold places, the Arctic fox needs to have special behavioral adaptations to survive. One of them are that if an Arctic fox cant find food, it eats the leftovers from other animals such as a polar bear's leftover. Another behavioral adaptation of an Arctic fox is camouflage. With their snowy-white fur, they can camouflage into the snow. Arctic fox camouflages for protection from enemies and hunting prey. Arctic foxes also love to dig. Why? Because its the arctic foxes natural instinct. Digging is the arctic foxes main source of food and they dig to make their home. Another behavioral adaptation of an Arctic fox is that when an Arctic fox has leftovers from its meal, the Arctic fox buries it beneath the snow so it can save the leftovers for later. Arctic foxes are very playful too. They like to role around in the snow sometimes and they chase after a small object and attempt to catch with their paws.
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carrion
berries
seaweed
27.length
28.conclusion
conclusion
In conclusion, we hope you enjoyed our prezi and learned something new about Arctic foxes like their habitat, hunting and diet, behavior, and more. By the way,...
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29.
An Arctic fox howls, yelps and says eiho when it is happy
An arctic fox changes its coloring over seasonings
There where once about 1000's of Arctic foxes in Norway, now there is less than 100
Type: Mammal
There are only about 4000 Arctic foxes left in the world
A female Arctic fox has about 15 pups a year in the Spring
Threats
. Humans
.Arctic wolf
.Polar bear
defense macadamizes
.Camouflage
.Claws
.Speed (30,MPH)
.Bite
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