The arctic fox was once the most common fox on the Northern Island. Recently, the number of red fox on the island surpassed, for the first time, that of the arctic fox. Nonetheless, both foxes eat the same prey and share the same environment. Which of the following, if true, could best account for the decrease in arctic fox relative to the red fox?
【选项】Because the arctic fox tends to live longer than the red fox, a greater percent of arctic fox are able to procreate than are the red fox.