It’s well known that red foxes can come in a variety of colors, but many people fail to appreciate that the famously white arctic fox isn’t always white. These three pelt specimens are from the same species of animal, the arctic fox. There’s the blue fox (left,) another “blue” fox in the browner spectrum (center) and the normal white.
The center fox was wild, the ones next to it raised in captivity. You can see the difference in color and size, the center fox was a lot smaller and skinner than his domestic counterparts and his fur isn’t as long or soft. Although the slate grey blue color is usually found in captive animals, all three of these color variations are naturally occurring and can be found in wild foxes.
(Source: zooophagous, via princessofworms)
Posted on Tuesday at 8:18pm