Outdoors

15 little-known facts about the Arctic fox

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They have the largest litters of any wild mammals on earth

Arctic foxes’ litters usually range from five to nine pups, although larger litters (13-16, and occasionally up to 25) aren’t uncommon, especially in a year when the lemming population is high. They have the largest recorded litter of any wild mammal in the world.

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