Other animals

Many other species are found on Southampton Island.

There are various kinds of seals: ringed, bearded and harp found on the island. The flow edge is a great area to see seals on the ice or in breathing holes nearby.

Lemmings are common and are a great source of food for predators. The Arctic Fox is seen throughout the tundra, and consists of the majority of the fox population on the Island. Their population is cyclic and severe declines often follow the decline in lemmings.

The Red Fox is also found on the island. Although most are golden-red, there are a number of color variations: silver fox , black fox and the cross fox, all belonging to the same species.

There are only a few Arctic Wolves on the island, which is another reason why the caribou are so abundant, they have no predators except hunters.