Arctic fox or fox

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This is a small carnivorous animal that resembles a fox. The body length of 50-75 cm, tail - 25-30 cm, height at the shoulders - 20-30 cm. The average weight of male - 3, 5 kg, the maximum - up to 9 kg, females - 3 kg. In contrast to the fox, fox body in a squat, truncated snout; ears are rounded, slightly protruding from the winter coat (this prevents them from frostbite). Species name - lagopus - translated from the Greek. "Hare foot" as the sole paws are covered with stiff hairs foxes.
















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