An Arctic fox in Dovrefjell, Norway
© Andy Trowbridge/Minden Picture
Winter is coming. The fantastic winter fox
Animals have many adaptations for winter weather, such as migration, hibernation and growing thick fur. For the small but mighty Arctic fox, the change in seasons means changing colours. Its thick fur coat transitions from brown and grey to a snowy white as a form of camouflage when colder temperatures arrive at its tundra habitat. Other animals that turn white in winter include the snowshoe hare and several species of weasel, but we’re partial to this noble-looking fox. Stay warm, buddy!