The best wildlife experience on Wrangel Island for us was the fox dens. The fox dens were usually along river banks.
The arctic fox lives in some of the most frigid extremes on the planet. The arctic fox has a deep thick fur which is brown in
summer and white in winter. Its body length ranges from 18 to 27 inches. Litters are born in the early summer and the parents
raise the young in a large den. Litters tend to average 5–8 kits but may be as many as 25. The foxes we saw at the dens were
young foxes who would soon be on their own. Below, one terrific picture taken by Jackie.
The fox pups were curious. When we drove up and got out of the vehicle, they would look at us curiously. We would approach
slowly. As you can see in the photo above, every pup was looking at us. After awhile, they would pay us less attention and
begin to play.