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He is a hero! by woxys He is a hero! by woxys
Polar / arctic fox (alopex lagopus, liska polarni, pesec) from ZOO Brno, Czech republic :aww:


Story of the photo: yes, this fox is a HERO! :aww: it is a daddy of two kits - he is such a brave guard of his family! He is always ready to defend them, running along the fence to guard :D recently I saw a great scene. A family with a tiny dog came close to enclosure of foxes - they saw baby kits and were very excited, but they were nice enough to keep very tolerant distance between them, dog and enclosure. The daddy fox got careful. He got as close as possible and laid on land in ,,I am ready for everything position". Family was ok, but then the dog got too excited about the foxes and jumped forward. Baby foxes immediately hid themselves in a burrow. And daddy fox jumped, making ABSOLUTELY incredible loud and awfull yell! He started ,,attacking" the fence, being a live shield between a dog and kits. People were fortunately clever and the guy took a doggy, immediately leaving to not annoy the fox family. Daddy fox started running along the fence, controling and following the leaving guys. Then it sat in the exhibit's corner, which was the closest to the pair and stayed there until they totally left and the danger was over :D

Great example of a courageous littly daddy fox and also of visitors with brain and tolerance! I really liked how they immeciately left to not annoy fox family :D


NOTE: yes, some Czech ZOOs (a half) allow visitors to enter with dogs :nod: and this fox is totally healthy - arctic foxes lose their fluffy coat in summer, which makes them look dark and slim :D
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: polar/arctic fox (alopex lagopus)
Location: north of Eurasia, North America, Greenland
Size: 67 cm long body, 30 cm high, 40 cm long tail weight: 5 - 9 kg
Diet: lemmings, Arctic Hare, eggs, and carrion, but polar foxes eat also birds, baby seals and fish. Foxes are able to hide their prey to find and eat it later.
Conservation status: Least Concern (only population in Scandinavia is endangered)
Interesting facts: polar foxes change their fur. They are white in winter, but then start to lose their fluffy white coat. In summer, they are dark grey and much less fluffy | because they live in cold weather, their snouts and ears are very short | polar foxes tend to form monogamous pairs in breeding season. Females give birth to 4-8 pups and both parents take care of the babies | some foxes are called ,,blue foxes“ due special colour or their coat | polar foxes are able to survive temperature – 80°C! | polar foxes often follow polar bears to eat rest of bear’s prey | polar foxes have thick fur even on their paws – that’s why they can walk on ice


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:iconkakashitwo:
Kakashitwo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Gorgeous eyes.
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:iconsubarufoxboy:
Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Looks like he's saying "Yeah I'm a great dad, now please go." XD
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raptor-painter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot, as always! :)
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invaderfrimo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool story! :D
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addisonphill Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
funny looking fox
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LittleBlueDevil99 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Beautiful! Love it!
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kivatheblackwolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
so lovely, and yay for those who are considerate to our furry friends =]
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000Colibri000 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Wonderful colors! And such gorgeous eyes, as always. :aww:
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NadineSavage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He is lovely... amazing picture :)
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
He is a very brave and gorgeous fox.
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