|Common Name||Glutton, Carcajou, Skunk Bear and Quickhatch|
The Wolverine is a species from the Gulo genus. It can be found primarily in remote reaches of the Northern boreal forests and subarctic and alpine tundra of the Northern hemisphere.
Wolverines have a stocky, muscular body supported by short legs, rounded ears and head, and thick, dark colored fur that is frost resistant. They can be easily mistaken for a bear cub due to its bear-like appearance.
The wolverine is a powerful predator and scavenger. Because it is solitary, the wolverine requires a lot of space to roam.
Its diet consists of small mammals and has been recorded for killing prey such as adult deer.
Breeding season starts in June or August. Litters of typically two or three young ("kits") are born in the spring. Sometimes the young will live with their mother until they are two years of age, when they mature enough to reproduce themselves. An average Wolverine lives for about seven to twelve years.
- Like the bear, the wolverine has poor eyesight, although its hearing and sense of smell are very good.