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Did you know that a normal Arctic fox’s lifespan is only 3-6 years. These magical creatures aren't just adorable and fluffy they're also quite good hunters. It’s only predators are wolf packs, polar bears and HUMANS! In winter they are white to blend in with the snow but in summer they turn brown to camouflage where they live , the arctic tundra. Like any animals Arctic Foxes have distinct diets, behaviours and habitats that make them different.
Being a scavenger it mostly eats hares,birds,lemmings and fish eggs. Finding food in the wild can be challenging so sometimes they scavenge on caracasses ,left by larger predators. At times arctic fox does eat plants if it can’t find any meat. In times of Scarcity Arctic Foxes eat their own FECES!, if there is nothing left to eat. The Arctic Fox may also dig ringed seal pups out of their lairs and eat them. Fish under the surface of ice is also in their diet. Surprisingly they are omnivores.
Polar bears, wolf packs and humans are only real predators of the adult Arctic fox, along with colossal birds of prey such as snowy owls, that sometimes prey on the smaller Arctic fox cubs. They camouflage with the snow or habitat. They are very good swimmers so they can swim away from predators.The Arctic fox was impacted tremendously by the fur trade because of its extremely high quality pelt. It's still hunted now for its fur, particularly by native populations who live in close proximity to them.
During the summer the Arctic Fox lives at the Arctic tundra, in the forest. In the winter the fox lives on ice floes in the Arctic. It lives in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and even Iceland.It’s den is usually a burrow found in a hillside or a bank.
The Arctic fox has a round body shape, short nose and legs, and short, fluffy ears. It has a deep thick fur coat which is brown in summer and white in winter.Arctic foxes height are 25-30 cm(shoulder height).The Arctic fox’s tail is 34 cm long! For Arctic Foxes mating occurs from April to July. They have the first child from April to june for the first litter, and July or August for the second litter. The usual litter size is 5-8 cubs but many as 25 have been known!
In conclusion Arctic foxes aren’t endangered. They are predators of many creatures ,while they don’t have many predators of their own. It is very unique in it’s own way. It’s fur is fascinating because it turns brown in summer and white in winter.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
I promise it’s not what it looks like
I promise its not what it looks like mum. You see my older brother has done so many mean things to me . So I just ummm . . . . . . . wanted to get REVENGE. I started to get ready building my snow fort filled with snowballs. Then. . . . umm ATTACK. I snuck behind his snow fort and slammed a huge snowball in his face. As you can see mum it was just a friendly little snow fight. Hitting him in the face with the snowball was a accident. So now you know the story of how he is in the ambulance
Monday, 13 November 2017
Is The Sky Really Blue?????
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue and not teal or violet? Most people understand that the sky isn’t blue,but don’t know the scientific explanation. In this explanation I will show you the scientific explanation behind why the sky is blue.
In order to understand this concept we need to know what light is actually made of. The light from the sun looks white but it is really made up of all the colours of the rainbow. Like sound light energy travels in waves. Some waves reflect of objects and bend or scatter. On its way to earth the sun’s light passes through the atmosphere. The atmosphere is made up of billions tiny oxygen and nitrogen molecules.As the light from the sun shines into the atmosphere the light colors reach the earth uninterrupted. This happens with the blue light waves due to they are short and choppy.
Strangely, blue light is scattered in all directions by the tiny molecules of air in the earth’s atmosphere. Blue light scatters more than other colors and travels in shorter smaller light waves. The blue light then bounces off the atmosphere so everywhere the sky is blue. The other colors red,orange and yellow also bounce off the molecules but the blue light is scattered the strongest. However red light is in long curved waves while blue light is in short choppy waves Closer to the horizon, the sky fades to a lighter blue or white because when it reaches the earth it’s travelled a long way and scattered many times. This is how the sky appears to be blue
Overall the sky appears to be blue due to the molecules
In the atmosphere scatter the sun’s light while it proceeds lower to earth. While light travels in waves blue waves, that are shorter get more scattered than other colors this is what makes the sky appear blue. You now must be wondering how a sunset works. Red sunsets happen when the sky is lower in the sky so the light must travel further and because the blue light has scattered the red and yellow light is visible unlike blue light.