With the warmest coat of all terrestrial mammals, this fox is toasty even at –40 degrees C (–40 degrees F). A furry tail insulates its face during naps.


  • Title: Artic Fox
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • Scientific Name: <i>Alopex lagopus</i>
  • Photo Credit: Carl C. Hansen, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History & Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology

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