Did these Winter Soldiers evolve in the high Tibetan plateau, 3.6 to 5.1 million years ago? Recent fossil evidence has led to a newly-named species--Vulpes qiuzhudingi--that might be the ancestor of the Arctic Fox, according to an article in Proceedings of The Royal Society B.
Imagine if this intrepid species made the trek--generation by generation--on foot, all the way from the Tibetan Plateau to the High Arctic of Canada! There, in this photo by a volunteer at The Arctic Fox Center, a Mama Arctic Fox named "Tempête" and 2 of her 13 kits are foraging on Bylot Island.
Photo from Arctic Fox Center Blog https://arcticfoxblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/ni...