Arctic fox astounds scientists by walking 2,100 miles in 76 days

Arctic fox astounds scientists by walking 2,100 miles in 76 days

Russell McLendon

Photo: Jon Leithe/Norwegian Polar Institute

A young Arctic fox has walked 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers) in just 76 days, traveling by paw from Norway’s Svalbard islands to northern Canada in an epic journey that astonished the scientists who were tracking her.

The fox’s adventures were recorded by researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), who describe them in a blog post and a paper published in the journal Polar Research…