The arctic fox (also known as the polar fox, white fox or snow fox due to its white winter coat) is distinguished by its smaller rounder ears with a shorter and broader muzzle. Its diet is mainly lemmings, with compliments of birds, bird eggs, hares and carrion. As the fox is a scavenger, it will also gladly consume the leftover prey of other predators, such as that of a bear. It is known that even the faeces of predators, may constitute as food for a fox. The artic fox is a naturally found in the northern regions of artic Sweden. In bygone years the artic fox was especially hunted by humans, for its meat and fur coat.
Note a fox is smaller than a wolf;it has a bushier tail as well. A male artic fox may weigh from about 3 to about 9kgs and a female may weigh from about 1.4 to about 3kgs.
A group of artic foxes is known as a leash or skulk. The males are known as reynard, dog or todd. The females are known as vixen. While the baby fox is referred to as a kit, cub or pup.
Foxes tend to reside more in the northern regions and their diet is mainly of lemmings. Lemmings are a type of rodent that lives in Arctic and cold regions.
When a mother artic fox gives birth, it is usually 5 to 8 pups. However there is record of a mother having a birth of 25 pups.
There are guided tours in Sweden of the artic foxes.
All foxes make a variety of noises, such as howls, woofs, hisses and screams