A common creature of the Arctic tundra, the Arctic fox is a member of the Vulpes genus. It is well-adapted to living in cold, harsh environments and is perhaps best known for its acute hearing, which allows this fox to locate and catch prey moving under the snow. History: It is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of Arctic foxes roaming throughout their endemic habitats, classifying them as least concern on the conservation status spectrum. According to researchers, however, the Artic fox is slowly starting to feel the effects of global warming. Scientific Name: Vulpes lagopus. Characteristics: Although it's not usually social, this fox has noticed your arrival and has cautiously perked its head up. Hand-painted for precise accuracy, our Arctic fox toy is wonderful as a resource for educational endeavors, as a toy for rewarding play. Size: In order to blend into its surroundings, the Arctic fox toy is entirely snow white.