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Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom
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Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom

The largest weasel species, the wolverine is a ferocious — and elusive — presence in the northern forests, mountains, plains, and tundra of North America, Europe, and Asia. These territorial carnivores will even take on bears, cougars, and wolf packs that try to move in on their kills.

Watch as wildlife biologists check in with M3, one of the biggest, fiercest wolverines you’ll ever encounter.

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Wolverines: Characteristics and Behavior

Wolverines: Characteristics and Behavior

Although a male wolverine may weigh no more than 55 or 60 pounds, these fierce carnivores can take on a full-grown moose. They get the name skunk bear for their stinky scent, which they use to mark their kills. More...

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Sheppard Software
Chasing the Phantom: Wolverine Facts

Chasing the Phantom: Wolverine Facts

Its Latin name (Gulo gulo) means “glutton,” so it’s not surprising that the wolverine consumes a wide array of large and small mammals, often right down to the bones and teeth. Check out more facts here. More...

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Dances with Wolverine

Dances with Wolverine

Researchers at Glacier National Park consider the presence of wolverines as an indicator of ecosystem health. Watch as a camera catches an obsessed wolverine using a rope to dance around a tree. More...

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Parks Canada
Mongolia Team

Mongolia Team

Meet the researchers who keep tabs on the wolverine populations in Montana and Wyoming and who have branched out to track the far-ranging animals in the wilds of Mongolia. More...

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Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
Phantom Wolverine

Phantom Wolverine

Also known as the skunk bear, the wolverine has everything it needs to survive in a challenging environment. This gallery includes a look at some playful, human-acclimated wolverines. More...

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National Geographic
Searching for Wolverines

Searching for Wolverines

Wolverine researchers skied across Mongolia’s frozen tundra to track wolverines there. To succeed in this remote and difficult area, they sought help from native herders and hunters. More...

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Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
The Wolverine: A Bad Reputation

The Wolverine: A Bad Reputation

Habitat destruction and poaching have led to a severe decline in wolverine populations. Fewer than 800 are thought to survive over all of Scandinavia. More...

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Animal Planet
Wolverine Population Threatened by Climate Change

Wolverine Population Threatened by Climate Change

The potential for climate change poses a threat to the survival of wolverines in the U.S. The warming of mountain areas could deprive them of snow cover needed for early spring denning to raise kits. Find out more. More...

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UCAR

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