June 30, 2017 Norðurflug

Arctic fox pups take their first steps into summer

Most of Iceland‘s animals are not originally native to the country but brought here by settlers. In fact, we only have one native land mammal that was here when the country was settled in the ninth century. We are talking about the one and only arctic fox that walked over the frozen ocean during the ice age. The arctic fox has a thick fur which makes it very well adapted to live in a harsh and cold environment like Iceland. It is camouflage as well, white during winter and dark during summer to match the snow and dirt. A photographer in the south of Iceland recently caught a video of arctic fox mum and her pups crawling out of their den for the first time. Click here to see the very cute pups take their first steps into life.

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