Wolverine - ROM2004_939_1



Geography: Canada (?), Yukon(?)
Date: Collected on March 17, 1983; acquired circa June 29, 1994
length=38; width=18; height=17 inches
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderCarnivora
    • FamilyMustelidae
    • GenusGulo
    • SpecificEpithetgulo
Object number: 102706
Not on view
DescriptionThe wolverine is a large member of the weasel family (Mustelidae). It is related to skunks, weasels, otters, martens, fishers, and badgers. Like other mustelids, the wolverine possesses glands with heavy-scented fluid used for marking and defense. The wolverine is strong and ferocious; it will defend its food against a wolf or even a grizzly bear. The wolverine tracks its prey by its well developed sense of smell. Primarily a scavenger, the wolverine is an omnivore consuming a wide range of plants and animals.
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