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15 little-known facts about the Arctic fox

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They have the warmest pelt of any animal found in the Arctic

The Arctic fox has the warmest pelt of any animal found in the tundra. The thickness of their fur increases 140 per cent from summer to winter coats. As well, the white fur they sport in the winter is hollow, allowing hot air to be trapped, keeping them warm. They wrap their thick, bushy tails — which make up about 30 per cent of their total length — around themselves to keep warm, kind of like a fur coat.

 

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