Facts on the White Fox

By Raine Chasing; Updated April 24, 2017
The white fox is also known as the arctic fox.

The white fox, also known as the arctic fox, is found in some of the coldest areas of the world. They can survive in subzero temperatures because they are covered in a warm, thick, white fur from head to tail.

Habitat

The white fox can be found throughout Alaska, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Arctic Tundra, Iceland and Scandinavia.

Size

The white fox weighs 6 to 10 pounds and is 9 to 12 inches tall. Their weight ranges from 6.5 to 21 pounds and they can grow to 2.3 to 3.5 feet in length.

Diet

The diet of the white fox ranges from prey they catch such as birds, rabbits and rodents, to leftover carcasses they find that other predators have left behind.

Characteristics

The white fox has a short, stocky and compact body covered in fur with a thick undercoat to keep it warm and maintain body temperature. The nose and ears are short and rounded.

Lifespan

The white fox lifespan ranges from 3 to 6 years.

About the Author

Based in Virginia, Raine Chasing has been ghost writing web content for private clients around the world since 2001. Chasing's articles have appeared on a large number of websites such as e-How.com and etown21.com, as well as the 2005 winter edition of "Lotus Magazine." She is currently pursuing a criminal justice degree and freelance photography certification in hopes of becoming a crime scene photographer.