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Red foxes force shrinkage of arctic fox territory

Author: Rakuen Growlithe

Arctic fox in Svalbard, Norway

In the Arctic there has been a change in the distribution of both red and arctic foxes. Red foxes have expanded their territory to the North as the climate has warmed, at the expense of arctic foxes.

Due to a lack of observations of interactions between the two fox species, biologists have been unsure whether the loss of arctic fox territory was due to direct competition, or if they were indirectly competing for the same food. Rodnikova et al have now reported observing a red fox intruding upon a arctic fox den in 2007.

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2 responses

  1. Sleet

    No! My family!

    April 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

  2. Nemo

    And so begins the Epic war between the Foxes! THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!! XD

    April 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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