Like all other wolves, the Arctic Wolf lives mainly in a pack. Yet not any old pack. In fact, a wolf pack consists of an alpha couple, therefore dictating the only ones who can reproduce. Other wolves are often adopted by this couple, be they brothers or sisters or the young from previous litters. This particular form of organising responds perfectly to the constraints that this animal faces in its natural habitat.
These wolves have adapted to the rigours of winter in the arctic circle. Their long and large paws cause them not to sink into the snow, move around better and thus hunt more easily. Its fur also thickens with the drop in temperature, while still remaining white, to provide camouflage in the open and snowy terrain of the arctic tundra.