Alaskan Brown Bear
The Alaskan brown bear sleeps in winter. Hibernation lasts from November to March or April. The temperature of the body is a bit lower. Their metabolism is also slower at that time. The Alaskan brown bear is in heat from April to June. The young are born in January, during the winter sleep.
The Arctic fox is also known as the blue fox. The Arctic fox has 3-6 adults in a pack. They are found in Europe, Asia, North America, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Alaska, Russia, Scandinavia, and various islands. They are also found North of Finland and Norway. The scientific name is alopex lagopus. It means a fox that has rabbit's feet. The gestation period of the artic fox is six weeks.
The True Story of Balto
In January 1925, doctors realized there was an outbreak of diphtheria. The only place with the only serum that could stop the outbreak was in Anchorage, nearly a thousand miles away. Officials turned to using sled dogs to carry the serum.
Incredibly, just six days later, on February 2, 1925, Gunner Kasson arrived in Nome. On the lead of his team, was a husky named Balto that was soon to be known around the world for delivering serum to the sick children.
Now, there is a statue of him in New York City.