15 little-known facts about the Arctic fox


They’re valued for their fur

Arctic foxes have been valued for their fur for centuries, even though it takes more than 20 animals to make a single coat. In fact, because of past over-hunting, there are fewer than 200 Arctic foxes in all of Norway, Finland and Sweden. In the Yukon, numbers of Arctic foxes are low enough that only the Indigenous peoples in the area, the Inuvialuit, are allowed to hunt or trap them.

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