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Wolverine

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wolverine

Average size: 22 - 70 lbs. / 25 - 34 in

Average lifespan: 10 - 15 years

Range/distribution Map

Habitat description: Wolverines can be found throughout Canada and Europe, but do travel as far north as the Arctic Circle. They primarily inhabit dense forests and mountains, though have been spotted in flat lands and plains.

Behavior: Wolverines are solitary animals, and will fight other wolverines over territory. They will hunt anything from small mammals, like rats, to large mammals, like moose. However, they a primarily observed scavenging from larger predators.

Current news/event & conservation status: The current status of the Wolverine is "threatened", with their primary threats being hunting and habitat loss.

Fun Fact

Wolverines will climb trees and then pounce on their prey from the branches!