Wolverine

Where can I see the Wolverine

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The Wolverine is a mammal that belongs to the family of Mustelidae. They are also known as Ferocious Wolves, however their scientific name is Gulo gulo. They are the only species in the genus Gulo. Wolverines inhabit North America, Europe and Asia. They can be found in a variety of habitats such as forests, tundra, taiga and mountains. Wolverines are omnivorous animals and they eat a variety of food items such as small mammals, birds, fish, insects, berries and plants.

Wolverines are one of the largest members of the Mustelidae family. Adult males typically weigh between 18-30 kg while females weigh slightly less at 10-15 kg. Wolverines have a long body with short legs and a bushy tail. They have broad, rounded heads with small ears and black eyes. Wolverines have brown or black fur which is thick and water-repellent. They also have long claws which are perfect for hunting prey.

Wolverines are solitary animals and they only come together to mate. Mating season occurs in late winter/early spring and females give birth to 2-5 cubs in the summer. Cubs stay with their mother for up to two years before becoming fully independent. Wolverines are very territorial animals and they will defend their territory against other predators. They are also known to be very aggressive when threatened and can inflict serious injuries with their sharp claws and teeth.

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Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Wolverine

Fact 1

Wolverines have a keen sense of smell that can detect a dead animal 20 feet under the snow.

Fact 2

Wolverines are the largest, and the most fearsome, member of the weasel family.

Fact 3

Wolverines are solitary creatures, and they need a lot of room to roam.

Tours where I can see the Wolverine

Mongolia
Mongolia

Mongolia

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Mongolia
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Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

23 days from

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Mongolia
Mongolia

Mongolia

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Mongolia
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

14 days from

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Denali
Denali

Denali

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United States
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

26 days from

£8,995 / person

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