By Carri Stuhr

During this Early chook name, readers know about the actual features, habitat, and behaviour of the arctic fox.

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A mother fox may have more than 10 babies. A group of baby foxes is called a litter. The babies in the litter are helpless at first. They cannot see or hear. Both parents help raise the babies. This litter of baby foxes has at least 6 babies. Sometimes litters have more than 10 babies. 30 This arctic fox is carrying food back to its den. Both mother and father arctic foxes feed their babies. For the first few weeks, the babies drink their mother’s milk. The father goes out hunting and brings food to the den.

The father goes out hunting and brings food to the den. 31 After three weeks in the den, the young foxes are ready to explore. At first, the babies stay close to home. In a few months, they are ready to travel farther. Their parents teach them how to hunt. Arctic fox pups play with one another. 32 When arctic fox babies are old enough, they will live by themselves. The next spring, they will start a new family. The babies leave their parents before winter arrives. They are old enough to live on their own.

Dens are safe places. Some are deep holes underground. Others are tunnels dug in piles of rocks or wood. These arctic fox cubs live in a den underneath some logs. 29 Many baby foxes are born at once. A mother fox may have more than 10 babies. A group of baby foxes is called a litter. The babies in the litter are helpless at first. They cannot see or hear. Both parents help raise the babies. This litter of baby foxes has at least 6 babies. Sometimes litters have more than 10 babies. 30 This arctic fox is carrying food back to its den.

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