Defenders in Alaska

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Polar bear, © Tom Schneider
Conservation Issue
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Fact Sheet
With a coat that changes color and thick fur even on their paws, Arctic foxes are well adapted to their habitat’s extreme cold.
walrus, © Joel Garlich-Miller/USFWS
Fact Sheet
The walrus is a large marine mammal with flippers, a broad head, short muzzle, small eyes, tusks and whiskers. Scientists recognize two subspecies of walrus – the Atlantic walrus and the Pacific walrus.