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November 20, 2022

Incredible Journey of an Arctic Fox

Long trek through the frozen North short: A lone young female Arctic fox, just shy of her first birthday, traveled more than 2,700 miles from Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard Archipelago of Norway, to Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. The journey took four months.  

Detailed NPR account of this epic trip here.

Guardian story here.

Read the abstract of the original paper entitled "Arctic fox dispersal from Svalbard to Canada: one female's long run across sea ice," published in the journal Polar Research in June 2019.

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