15 little-known facts about the Arctic fox


They travel a lot in the space of a single season

While Arctic foxes have a circumpolar range, their individual territories range from three to 25 square kilometres. They’re very mobile within that area, logging many hundreds of kilometres of travel in a season. Movements of up to 2,000 kilometres by a single fox have been recorded. Many foxes travel upwards of 100 kilometres a day to find food. Some Arctic foxes in Canada migrate, travelling from the Canadian Arctic archipelago to Greenland and northwestern Canada.

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