Animal Skins for Sale - Arctic Fox
Beautiful Arctic Fox Skin. This gorgeous Arctic Fox, which is also known as the polar fox, white fox, and snow fox, hide is pure white in color. Extremely thick and soft fur on this full body fox skin. Measures 44" from nose to tip of the tail. Taxidermy quality rated "Excellent". A perfect piece for the wall, desk, or display case.
Scientific Name: Vulpes lagopus
Size: 44" nose to tip of tail
Garment grade; not for taxidermy purposes.
About the Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus
The Arctic fox, also known as the snow, polar or white fox is common throughout the Arctic tundra of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, and Scandinavia. It is an incredibly hardy animal that is well adapted to survive in the frigid Arctic, where temperatures can drop to as low as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
To live in such extremely cold places, these foxes have several adaptations that help them to survive. Their bodies are compact with short legs, ears, and muzzle. This helps to conserve heat by reducing the area that is exposed to the cold. Arctic foxes also have thick fur on their paws, helping them walk on the snow and ice. The bushy tail is especially useful as a warm cover in cold weather.
In winter, Arctic foxes have an extremely thick pure white fur that serves as camouflage by blending in with the snow. The color of the coat changes with the seasons, turning to brown in the summer months.
Arctic foxes have incredible hearing, which allows them to locate lemmings, a staple of their diets, beneath the snow. They are also quite opportunistic and will scavenge whatever is available. They will follow other predators, even polar bears, looking for leftovers. Arctic foxes live in burrows, and in winter will tunnel into the snow for shelter.
Arctic fox populations range in the hundred thousand but fluctuate with the available lemming population.
Arctic foxes usually mate for life, and both parents help raise the pups. Mating season for Arctic foxes lasts from September to May and litters average between 5-12 pups.