When winter temperatures in the Arctic fall to –58°F, the arctic fox burrows into the ground, and sometimes into the snow, seeking shelter. Their white coats allow them to blend into their surroundings, and they use their bushy tails for cover. Their small ears and short muzzle help to keep them warm, and their furry paws make walking on ice and snow a bit more comfortable. In the summer, their snow-white fur turns to brown or gray to camouflage them in rocks and foliage.
Amazing Cold-Weather CreaturesThese 15 animals thrive in extremely cold climates around the world