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Wolverine

on March 3, 2011
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The wolverine is specifically designed for cold, snowy habitats.

Design

Wolverine

The wolverine is specifically designed for cold, snowy habitats. The wolverine is also designed with great strength, sharp claws, and fearlessness. If this animal were large, like a bear, it would be the strongest animal on earth. The wolverine’s aggression to other animals developed after the Fall; it was not part of its original nature.

Features

  • With its long, dense, black fur and white stripes, the wolverine is sometimes referred to as the skunk bear, even though it is not a bear or a skunk.
  • Females are smaller and lighter than males.

Fun Facts

  • Larger animals, like the cougar, will back down from fighting a wolverine.
  • No animal hunts the wolverine. Humans are its only enemy.
  • The wolverine is usually terrestrial, but it can climb trees with considerable speed.

Created Kind Members

Weasel, otter, badger, ferret

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)
FAMILY: Mustelidae (badgers, otters, and relatives)
GENUS/SPECIES: Gulo gulo

Size: 36–45 in long (0.9–1.2 m)
Weight: 25–36 lbs (11–16 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Rodents, large mammals, carrion, eggs of ground-nesting birds
Habitat: Arctic regions, in taiga and tundra

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