In no way do we want to suggest arctic foxes
caused the decline in geese," Rothe says.
During 1976-79, most of his time was spent at the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (NARL) in Barrow, where he conducted research on cold adaptation in arctic foxes
, wolves, wolverines, and grizzly bears, using radio telemetry.
From the bears themselves, frequently seen hunting on ice floes, to the 200,000-strong colonies of little auk, walruses, arctic foxes
and whales, a host of animals are waiting to be seen.
All this action means that the third phase of the Arctic Year expedition is entering a period of intense activity, with young explorers making round-the-clock observations on Arctic foxes
and barnacle geese, as well as collecting sediment samples from alluvial fans.
But where there are Arctic foxes
, there are polar bears - foxes follow the bears and scavenge on their kills.
Observations were made of glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) stealing little auks (Alle alle) stored in a den by arctic foxes
(Vulpes lagopus) in Magdalenefjorden, northwest Spitsbergen.
are shy animals which avoid human contact, even those born into captivity, but no one told Bug.
Glaucous Gulls Kleptoparasiting Arctic Foxes
in Magdalenefjorden, NW Spitsbergen.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, near Comrie, Perthshire, is home to many species, including wildcats, monkeys, arctic foxes
, pigs, pheasants and chickens.
From the video evidence, however, we identified arctic foxes
(Alopex lagopus) as the predators in five of six predation events recorded with the cameras.
EXPLORE the frozen wastes of the North with polar bears and Arctic foxes
in the latest of our Totally Wild collection.
The interaction represents an extreme example of competitive behavior and suggests that increased contact between these two sympatric canids in northern Alaska could be detrimental to arctic foxes