In Iceland, the Arctic fox is the solitary land mammal that is endemic to the region.

At the conclusion of the last ice age, the arctic fox made its way to the remote island in the North Atlantic by traversing the frozen sea on foot.

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Common Arctic Ancestor

Uncommon Arctic Ancestor

Rare Arctic Ancestor

Ultra Rare Arctic Ancestor

The lack of competition from other mammals allowed the Arctic fox to thrive, with populations spread across the island in a variety of habitats, from coastal cliffs to inland lava fields. The Arctic fox subsisted on a diet of birds, eggs, small mammals, and fish, and was an important source of food and fur for the first human settlers.

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