Nature surprises us little by little every day with new discoveries, as if we had never finished discovering all the species and specimens of animals that exist throughout the planet. It turns out that an albino polar fox has been spotted near the town of Sabetta, on Russia’s Yamal Peninsula, which belongs to the Arctic Ocean.
His prominent features of blue eyes, pink nose and light fur attracted the attention of visitors. After consulting with researchers in the area, we are convinced that this is the first time we have seen this species of fox. The Instagram account of the photographer @dinar_arginbaev shared some images so that more people could admire it.
The arctic fox, also known as the polar fox, white fox or snow fox, is usually found in the Arctic Circle in the northern hemisphere. Its fur is thick because it is prepared to survive in these cold places. However, when the temperature drops below -70ºC, they can feel a bit chilly. According to some sources, their white fur helps them camouflage themselves in the snow. These small animals live for three to four years and do not pose a threat to the world’s population.
But do not forget that they are found on Mednyi Island, in Russia and in Fennoscandia (Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula). In Russia, the population of the polar fox has decreased by 85-90%, but this is due to its fur. According to the animal-focused media, this is because they are used in making coats in some parts of the world.
They also report that their diet consists of small species such as rodents, waterfowl, seabirds, and seals. They also eat berries, insects, and algae. They further investigate carcasses left behind by larger predators such as polar bears and wolves. Arctic foxes are preyed upon by red foxes, golden eagles, wolves, and brown bears. They are also affected by climate change. This is because snow levels are becoming scarcer, which makes it more difficult for them to camouflage themselves to protect themselves from predators. However, this animal is so cute and adorable that we cannot stop taking care of it, since it is not in danger of extinction.
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