Facts about wolverines

Wolverine is the largest representative of the family of cunies. More than this, only a giant otter and sea otter, but they are semi-aquatic representatives of this family. This is the least studied predator in the world. But researchers have done a lot of robots to learn as much as possible about wolverine.

  • Wolverines are excellent in climbing trees.
  • For a couple of months the wolverine can overcome several hundred kilometers.
  • The habitat of one male can reach an area of ​​2 thousand square kilometers.
  • The sounds that the Wolverine produces are like the barking of a fox.
  • Wolverine can kill an animal 5 times more than itself, for example, an elk.
  • Wolverines can be easily tamed. Accustomed to a person, they become tame and absolutely do not show aggression.
  • Powerful paws the size of a human palm serve as excellent snowshoes, and allow me to climb the snow, where other animals almost never get.
  • The body of the wolverine is covered with thick fur, and the thermal insulation is so great that snow does not melt under them.
  • Wolverine jaws can even crack large bones.
  • The structure of the chest in Wolverine is also unique, as are fingerprints in humans.
  • Males can mate with several females, but when the offspring appear, they turn in turns to each female, helping to nurture her cubs.
  • It’s not the wolf, but the wolverine should be considered the medics of the forest. Since the wolverine eats more than the other forest predators in its habitats.
  • Wolverine is a ferocious predator. She might even risk a fight with a bear.
  • When attacking prey, the wolverine can reach speeds of up to 48 km / h.
  • The life span of wolverines in the wild is 8-10 years, in captivity they can live up to 17 years.