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April May 2013 Naturalist PDF (2 MB)
Wolverines move with a loping gallop but can climb trees with great speed and are excellent swimmers. They have great endurance, sometimes moving 6-10 miles without rest, and up to 30 miles a day, although their speed may not exceed 10 miles per hour.
Wolverines were formerly an important source of pelts. Their fur was especially valued in the Arctic as lining for the hoods of parkas because of its frost resistant properties.
Northern North America; formerly as far south as Colorado, Indiana and Pennsylvania
Boreal forests, mountains, open plains and brushlands
Nearly eliminated in United States and from most of southeastern and south-central Canada
Anything from small eggs to full-sized deer
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for wolverine.