Excavation of an Arctic Fox, Alopex lagopus, den by a Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus

Evan S. Richardson, Ryan K. Brook


We observed a Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) excavating an Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) den on 24 June 1998, 3 km inland from the Hudson Bay coast (58°40'N, 93°12'W), near Cape Churchill in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba. To our knowledge this is the first observed excavation of an Arctic Fox den by a Polar Bear.


Arctic Fox; Alopex lagopus; Polar Bear; Ursus maritimus; den, behaviour; Hudson Bay; Wapusk National Park; Manitoba

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v118i4.63

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