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.
Northern tundra and boreal zones in North America, Scandinavia and Siberia.
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.
The fierce wolverine has few enemies. Only hunters, packs of wolves and large bears can pose a danger to it.
Return to Top of Page
| Ontario's North (West) Forest | Boreal Forests of the World | North (West) Forest Industry |
| World Links and Resources | "Forest Finder" Search Engine | Educational Resources |
| What's Happening | Contacts | Site Map |