The Wolverine

BY:William Cline

I am doing my report on the wolverine.Which is classified in the kingdom
Anamalia, the phylum Vertibrae and the class Mamalia.The scientific name for the
wolverine is Gulo gulo.Their common name is glutton.
The Wolverine ranges from northern Europe and Siberia through northern
North America. Their distribution once extended as far south as Colorado,
Indiana, Pennsylvania, and perhaps Michigan.
It looks like a weasel maybe because it is in the weasel family.It has
black and brown fur and long claws.Itís legs are short but strong. The Wolverine
is usually solitary except for members of the opposite sex and a female\'s young.
After the females give birth they hide with their young. The mother defends her
territory and intruders are not tolerated. This territorial behavior continues
until the young are ready to hunt on their own.
The Wolverine has a diet that can include anything from small eggs to
full-sized deer. The Wolverine is capable of bringing down prey that is five
times bigger than itself. It is equipped with large claws and with pads on its
feet that allow it to chase down prey in deep snow. Some prey species include
reindeer, roe deer, wild sheep, and elk. The wolverine can be very swift when it
is on the attack, reaching speeds of over thirty miles an hour.It also uses itís
claws to protect itself.
In total I can truly say that the wolverine is one mean guy and he can
kick some major butt. So if you see one remember to stay away or be
brave(stupid) and confront it.


1)The internet at The University of Michigan-Museum of Zoology

2)The World Book Encyclopedia 1969 edition

3)Last but not least the TELEVISION.

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