5 Interesting Facts About Wolverines

Here is a wolverine defending its territory

Today I want to write about a really cool and powerful species of mammal, the wolverine.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. Growing up to 95 cm long, wolverines are the largest member of the weasel family.
  2. They have very powerful jaws and a special tooth at the back of their mouth that helps them to tear off meat and bite through bones.  They mostly eat carrion, but are also able to catch prey that is much larger than them, including deer.  They have a reputation for eating their food very quickly.
  3. They have very thick, oily fur that is waterproof, helping them to survive in very cold regions.
  4. At breeding time the females give birth to 2-3 young.  The babies are called kits and become fully grown within a year.
  5. Wolverines live in very large territories in forests throughout Canada, Alaska, the northern United States, Russia, Siberia and Scandinavia.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about wolverines?

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