The Arctic Fox lives in the Tundra and
is also a mammal. He eats birds , rodents, carrion
as well as left overs from polar
bear kills, by using his claws and sharp teeth
to chew. The Arctic Fox has warm thick white
fur to keep itself warm and protected in the
winter. Did you know that the Arctic fox can with
stand the coldest temperatures in the tundra? The
Arctic fox does not hibernate so being sneaky
and catching prey is one of the Arctic foxes
main behavior traits. Arctic Foxes live in small
caves and burrows on the side of hills and their
only predator is a full grown polar bear.
Welcome to the Arctic Tundra! The Arctic tundra can get as cold as -51 degress celcius in the winter. The Arctic Tundra is located in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America. Most of that area is open woodland that provides the Arctic Fox more habitats. Unfortanately the tundra is at risk of melting due to all of the polution and the Arctic fox
will lose its habitat. It is noticeable already that the Arctic
Tundra is melting and the Arctic fox population is decressing fast.How cold is cold? Below a thin layer of tundra soil is its permafrost, a permanatly frozen layer of ground. In the brief summers, the top sections of the soil may thaw just long enough to allow plants to grow and reproduce. Some of these plants are cotton grass and cushion plants.
In order for the Arctic fox to live in the tundra, he has to make many changes to himself. These changes are called adaptations. The tundra snow is white, so in order for the Arctic fox to camafloge in the snow its fur colour must adapt to the colour of the snow. The temperature is very cold so it is important for the Arctic fox to have a lot of thick fur. The ice can be very cold and thin in the Arctic tundra so the Arctic Fox needs padded paws to keep warm and stay above the ice. The Arctic fox's eating habits are mainly meat so the Arctic fox needs sharp teeth, and claws to eat its pray. The Arctic fox has one predator , the polar bear. In order to avoid its predator the Arctic fox must be fast enough to run away from the polar bear.
there is life everywhere...even if you cant see it
by Lindsey Carson