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Photo taken in July, 2012 @ Zoo Dierenrijk, The Netherlands

EDITED
Cropped the photo a bit; it used to be upright, but there was a lot of nothing. Adjusted the colors a bit, too.

Missy the Arctic Fox doesn't even take the effort to actually stand up to stretch; she's practically still lying on her belly while she stretches so beautifully.
Even in Summer, she manages to look stunning :aww:
Sad thing to realize she's  gone now - escaped the zoo, so have no idea how she ended up...

Species: Arctic or Polar Fox (Poolvos)

Latin name: Vulpes Lagopus

Originates from the Northern Hemisphere.

Current status: Least Concern

 Did you know: 

…Arctic Foxes shed their white fur in Summertime, for a shorter, grey or brown fur coat.

…Their body is generally of a round shape, as to minimize the escape of body heat.

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:icontanaka8120:
tanaka8120 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I hope she's okay.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the time of moult - shedding the white winter fur for the grey summer one :)
Or do you mean, since she escaped? I always hope they manage to keep themselves alive, but who really knows?
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:icontanaka8120:
tanaka8120 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I mean, since she escaped :( (Sad) 
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They always see foxes are champs in living of scraps and garbage, but we never heard about a number or even just one, arctic fox being spotted somewhere, anywhere.
There was this article once, shortly after the escape (which was announced at about that time) that they were spotted in a town 20 kilometers over. Maybe they crossed the border somewhere, or are living in the woods (my favorite fantasies to be honest) but it's just as likely that they were killed somewhere along the road.
They found the body of a wolf once - scared the entire country because it was in the middle of the country and they hadn't been spotted within our borders yet - but they found out the dead body was just dumped there. You'd think an arctic fox would make an impression, or at least make it into an article, but no such thing :(
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KurisuUzune Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
streeeeetch, is what i thought when i saw this
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oo, yes :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Adorable capture. :aww:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Billies-Basketcase Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
awwww lookit her so pretty!
:la:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) Glad you like it
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FoxxyTheAnarchist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute :D
Shedding winter fur?
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She had her sweet moments indeed, and this is one of them :D
And indeed she's shedding het winter fur. She used to be all white, and last week when I saw her she had only two plucks of white fur left. But here she's still in the middle of shedding
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute! The fur coloring of this fox reminds me of a rat...you know, that dark stripe on the back some rats have...
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FoxxyTheAnarchist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooded rat :D
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, I meant a hooded rat!
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just-a-platypus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aaw. just aaw. :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Glad you like it that much :D
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