Full Body Taxidermy Display for Sale - Arctic Fox
Stunning Arctic Fox life-size taxidermy mount. This magnificent animal is mounted in a leaping position with back feet off of the habitat base. There is a very subtle left turn to the head. Thick, white hair covers the fox from head to tail. The habitat base is an excellent piece of weathered wood. Impeccable detailing throughout merits this full body display the taxidermy quality rating of "Excellent". A must-have for admirers of unique North American hunting trophies.
Scientific Name: Vulpes lagopus
Overall size including base: 24 " tall x 33" long x 12" wide
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 contributes to conserving 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 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 allow 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 thousands, 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.