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A list of my favorite images of wolverines.
The wolverine, also referred to as glutton, carcajou, skunk bear or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae (weasels).
It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. The wolverine, a solitary animal, has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself.
The wolverine can be found primarily in remote reaches of the Northern boreal forests and subarctic and alpine tundra of the Northern Hemisphere, with the greatest numbers in northern Canada, the U.S. state of Alaska, the Nordic countries of Europe, and throughout western Russia and Siberia.
Their populations have experienced a steady decline since the 19th century in the face of trapping, range reduction and habitat fragmentation, such that they are essentially absent in the southern end of their European range. Large populations are thought to remain in North America and northern Asia.
In February 2013, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed giving Endangered Species Act protections to the wolverine largely because global warming is whittling away its wintry habitat in the northern Rockies. In February 2014, a wolverine was seen in Utah, the first confirmed sighting in that state in 30 years.
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