The arctic fox lives in the Arctic tundra, and it is capable of changing its fur color to fit the seasons. A fully grown Arctic fox can weigh up to ten pounds, which makes it stouter than it's relative, the red fox. The arctic fox has a distinctive coat that adapts to the changing seasons, and it helps to avoid predatory animals.
In early spring, it sheds its winter coat for a shorter, brown coat that allows it to blend in with dirt and the forest floor during the summer. By November of each year, the fur has completely changed again to a thick, entirely white winter coat. The white coat allows the fox to blend in with the snow, which helps makes it almost undetectable to predators.