An Arctic Fox has made the epic journey from Norway all the way to Canada. The young female fox, who is just shy of her first birthday, covered an unbelievable distance of more than 2,700 miles in just four months.
The fox departed from Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard Archipelago of Norway, and arrived in Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada.
The fox was tracked by a tracking collar placed on it by researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute.
The Svalbard fox crossed extensive stretches of sea and ice glacier during her journey. The fox’s average traveling speed varied greatly throughout her trip, hitting a mean of about 28 miles per day. Her fastest recorded movement rate was about 96 miles per day while crossing the ice sheet in northwestern Greenland. This indicates that she was using sea ice mostly to help her travel, rather than as a place to forage for food.