Video Of The Week — Adorable Arctic Fox Pups Attack Hidden Camera

By on

CCSS NAS-3 Word Search
Arctic or Snow Fox (Photo Credit:

Wildlife filmmakers know to expect the unexpected when observing animals in their natural habitat. For a PBS Nature film crew trying to stealthily capture footage of Arctic foxes in the Arctic Tundra, that meant losing a hidden camera to the curious animals.

In the recently released clip from the network’s new series called “Fox Tales”, the filmmakers seem to be having great success in observing the hardy animals. That is, until a fox pup discovers a hidden motion-sensor camera, and decides to attack it. The curious mammal is soon joined by the rest of the litter which take turns tapping the screen until the camera is destroyed.

Photo Credit: PBS (Youtube screen capture)

The filmmakers believe the pups were probably not afraid to take on the “alien” object because they encounter very few predators in their natural habitat. Living in large groups could also give them a sense of security to take on the unknown without fear of repercussions. Regardless of the reason, the video footage provides a rare close-up look at the endangered animals that can be found throughout the Arctic Tundra from Canada to Alaska, Greenland, and even Iceland, where they are the only native land animals.

Also called snow foxes, the animals are smaller than their red cousins, an adaptation that helps reduce body heat loss and enables them to survive in the cold weather. Their dense coats not only keep them warm in temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius (-58°F) but also change color from white to brown, providing the animals with the perfect camouflage during both winter and summer.


Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for this article.

VocabularyPlay Game


Reading Comprehension (7 questions)

  1. What happened to the PBS nature crew trying to film arctic foxes?
  2. What is the network’s new series called?

Critical Thinking Challenge

Can you think of a reason the foxes face few predators in the...


Vocabulary in Context

“The curious mammal is soon joined by the rest of the litter which take turns tapping the screen until the camera is destroyed.”

In the above sentence, the...

Sign in to use your custom avatar.
  • MILLIEThursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:07 pm
    • arcticwolf5
      arcticwolf5Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:16 pm
      Sooooo cute!
      • RAVENTuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8:08 am
        • foxysocute
          foxysocuteTuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:52 am
          i want one has a pet
          • bendyMonday, March 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm
            they are so cute little mammals
            • cool_girl102Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:59 am
              • jill_claire
                jill_claireMonday, March 19, 2018 at 8:32 am
                sooooooooooooooooooooo cute. love it
                • foxysocute
                  foxysocuteTuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:52 am
                  your cool
                • pdfSaturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm
                  they are soooooo cute
                  • gracibearWednesday, March 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
                    those guys are so cute
                    • messi Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 12:08 pm
                      that is so funny lol

                      Recent Comments

                      Bella wrote:

                      Wow! That really is amazing!
                      You Could Be Using "Black Panthe...

                      asdfghjkl wrote:

                      yes it did erupt under the water
                      Earth's Youngest Volcanic Island...

                      Our Apps and Plugins