White Fox in the snow…

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By Scientific Illustration for the Research Scientist Facebook page. Just like squirrels set aside some nuts for winter, so do arctic foxes – they hoard bird eggs and bury them in the Arctic permafrost for when they don’t have enough food.
“It appears as if cached eggs are used as a backup for unpredictable changes in lemming numbers,” lead study author Gustaf Samelius of Grimsö Wildlife Research Station in Riddarhyttan, Sweden told
National Geographic. “This is a neat adaptation in an environment where food abundance changes dramatically both among seasons and years.”

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