By Matthew. Wolverines are 31-44 inches long. Males are heavier. They weigh 25-55 pounds. Females weigh 15-30 pounds. They are blackish brown with bushy.

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Wolverines

WolverinesBy Matthew Physical CharacteristicsWolverines are 31-44 inches long. Males are heavier. They weigh 25-55 pounds. Females weigh 15-30 pounds. They are blackish brown with bushy tails.

LifespanWolverines live around 10-12 years.

Eating Habits and DietThey are carnivores because they eat meat. They eat dead animals such as caribou, moose ground squirrels, and snowshoe hares.

PopulationLess than 500 wolverines remain in 4 states and the Great Lakes region.

Habitat/RangeThey live in high elevations with scattered trees. They live in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and possibly the Great Lakes region.

AdaptationsClaws

Babies have white fur

Powerful jawsThey use their sharp claws to defend themselves against larger animals. Their white fur helps them blend in with the snow

Their powerful jaws help them rip into meat so they can eat.

Fun FactsWolverine kits, or babies, are born with white fur like polar bear cubs. Their fur is hydrophobic, which means it is waterproof, snow-proof, and frost-proof.

Endangered Because:Wolverines range will decrease because they dont have enough snow. Climate change makes it warmer and their snow melts. They need snow to protect their babies.

ReferenceDefenders of the Wild. 2012. www.defenders.org

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