why wolverines are cool

Wolverines, the largest land-dwelling member of the weasel family, are considered by many to be the living embodiment of wilderness.

Even grizzly bears, tough as they are, hibernate all winter while wolverines stay active in some of America’s most rugged and remote alpine country.  In fact, female wolverines seek out these areas to dig dens deep into the snow where they birth and raise their kits starting in mid-February.  Wolverines resemble a small bear or an oversized skunk and make their living by scavenging carrion, hunting small mammals, and foraging for berries and insects.  Their keen sense of smell, their legendary ability to travel year-round through extreme alpine environments and over extraordinary distances, and their strong muscles, bones and teeth make wolverines highly effective scavengers.