An incredible journey…

A young female Arctic fox has shocked scientists by traveling over 3,500 km from Norway to Canada in just 76 days.

The journey took her from Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, which sits between mainland Norway and the North Pole, to Ellesmere Island, Canada.

Scientists from Norway’s Polar Institute, which fitted the Arctic fox with a satellite transmitter, say it undertook one of the longest dispersal events -a movement from the birth place to a potential breeding location – ever recorded for the species.

It covered an average of 46.3 km per day, and amazingly traveled 155 km in just one day as it crossed the Greenland ice sheet. Just look at the picture of the map below – the distance covered is staggering!

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