Outdoors

15 little-known facts about the Arctic fox

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They have built-in snowshoes

Like many Arctic animals, Arctic foxes have wide paws and fur on the bottom of their feet. This helps spread their weight out as they’re walking across the snow, acting like snowshoes to prevent them from breaking through. The Arctic fox’s short legs also help to preserve heat by reducing surface heat loss.

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