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Mammal Species of the World's Boreal Forests

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Gulo gulo
Wolverine

Description

Distinguishing Features - Average lenght: Male 1 m, Female 0.8 m. Weight: Male 10 - 14.5 kg., Female 5.8 - 13.2 kg. Overall colouration: chocolate brown; underparts and mid-dorsal, dark brown; stripes along flanks to base of large, bushy tail, pale buff or yellowish-brown. Body built low, robust body shape larger compared to other weasels.

Wolverine Habitat

Northern tundra and boreal zones in North America, Scandinavia and Siberia.

Diet

Omnivore, but mainly a scavenger; small game, but will not hesitate to attack larger mammals like deer and even moose; also carrion, eggs of ground-nesting birds, edible roots and berries.

Notes

The fierce wolverine has few enemies. Only hunters, packs of wolves and large bears can pose a danger to it.



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