Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Mustelidae
  Scientific Name : Gulo Gulo

                      Size : 65 - 87cm (25 - 34in)
                 Weight : 10 - 31kg (22 - 70lbs)
           Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
            Life Span : 10 - 15 years

                Colour : Sandy, White, 
                                Black, Brown
           Skin Type : Fur
Special Features : Long, sharp claws and 
                                 bear-like appearance
  1. Wolverines are medium-sized mammals found in Canada, North America, Europe and the Arctic Circle.
  2. They can be mistaken for bears but they are actually related to weasels.
  3. Wolverines are strong and powerful with a stocky and muscular body and beady eyes.
  4. Their webbed paws are wide and help them to run easily on snow.
  5. They have a superior sense of smell and can sniff out prey and predators.
  6. They are carnivorous animals and eat rodents and birds, reindeer, sheep and moose.
  7. They are also scavengers and eat carrion that is leftover by other animals.
  8. Excess food is stored away in a cache for times when food is scarce.
  9. They do not hibernate and have thick, oily fur that protects them in winters.
  10. When threatened Wolverines release a foul smelling liquid called musk to disorient its attacker.
  11. They have extraordinary jaws and teeth that can crush even frozen bones easily.
  12. They are highly territorial and fight aggressively with each other for dominance.
  13. Their claws help for fighting and also for climbing trees and snowy mountains.
  14. Wolverines are known to travel long distances even in extreme weather and rough terrain.
  15. Baby wolverines called as Kits are born after a gestation period of 2 months.
  16. Average litter size of Wolverines is 3 and they reproduce every 2 -3 years.
  17. Female Wolverines give birth in dens, looking after the babies until they become independent.
  18. Wolverines can live for 10 – 15 years on an average.
  19. They do not have many natural predators but are hunted for their fur.

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