arctic fox


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arctic fox

also Arctic fox
n.
A fox (Vulpes lagopus) of Arctic regions, having fur that is white or light gray in winter and brown or blue-gray in summer.

arctic fox

n
(Animals) a fox, Alopex lagopus, of arctic regions, whose fur is dark grey in the summer and white in the winter. See also blue fox

arc′tic fox′


n.
a thickly furred short-eared fox, Alopex lagopus, of the arctic regions that is brownish gray in summer and white in winter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arctic fox - thickly-furred fox of Arctic regionsArctic fox - thickly-furred fox of Arctic regions; brownish in summer and white in winter
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
Alopex, genus Alopex - arctic foxes
blue fox - a variety of Arctic fox having a pale grey winter coat
Translations

arctic fox

nvolpe f polare or bianca
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The title of "Champion" in the complex struggle was won by "Russian sable" in nominations - sable black, Arctic fox, red fox, and arctic fox.
At the end of the furring period, the body size, body conformation, fur quality and coat characteristics of foxes were evaluated in accordance with the Polish Arctic Fox Standard (1999).
A PBS Nature documentary called 'Fox Tales' recorded a group of curious arctic fox pups attempting to dismantle a camera set-up which records their activities.
David, from Coxhoe in County Durham, became the first Briton to visit a remote nature reserve in northern Iceland in winter to photograph the Arctic fox.
The White Foxwas inspired by a true story of an arctic fox that climbed into a dumpster in the Arctic in search of food and ended up as a stowaway in Seattle.
Key words: Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus); red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix); domestic reindeer; ground icing; rain on snow; food web; range expansion
Children will also learn about creatures that undergo metamorphosis, and how some animals change according to their environment, such as the chameleon or the Arctic fox whose fur changes colour with the seasons.
Raccoon dog Diseased 3-7 Total 10 2012 A 6 2012 B 2 2013 C 2 7, 19 Total 18, 1 2013 D 12, 1 2012 A 5 2012 E 1 Healthy 3 2013 Total 10 ([section]) 7 2013 Total 5 Arctic fox Diseased 3 Total 10 2012 B 7 2012 F 3 7-9 2012 C 2 Healthy 7 2012 Total 5 Rate Animal, PCR+ health status ([double dagger]) CIEP+ IAT+ CIEP+PCR+ Raccoon dog Diseased 8/10 8/8 2/2 6/8 4/6 6/6 ND 4/6 2/2 ND ND NA 2/2 2/2 2/2 2/2 18/19 18/18 18/18 17/18 12/13 13/13 13/13 12/13 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 1/1 ND ND NA Healthy 0/10 0/10 ND 0/10 ([section]) 0/5 2/5 0/5 0/5 Arctic fox Diseased 4/10 ND ND NA 3/7 ND ND NA 1/3 ND ND NA 2/2 2/2 ND 2/2 Healthy 0/5 0/5 0/5 0/5 * CIEP, counter-immunoelectrophoresis; IAT, serum iodine agglutination test; NA, samples not available; ND, assays not done; +, positive.
The diary section this week of a shivering director shows the perseverance it took to get the first ever shots of an Arctic fox snow-diving for lemmings.
The study identifies a newly discovered 3 to 5-million-year-old Tibetan fox from the Himalayan Mountains, Vulpes qiuzhudingi, as the likely ancestor of the living Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), lending support to the idea that the evolution of present-day animals of the Arctic region is intimately connected to ancestors that first became adapted for life in cold regions in the high altitude environments of the Tibetan Plateau.
I had really good traction," 13-year-old Abby Oien said of her shoes, which combined elements from polar bear and arctic fox paws.

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