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Wolverines – The Fierce Fighters  

Wolverines aren’t related to wolves, although they look a bit like small bears. They’re actually related to weasels and badgers. Wolverines live in cold climates like Canada and northern Europe. They have long, stout bodies like a badger. Their fur is thick and is black or gray, with white markings on their faces and tummies.

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Wolverines aren’t related to wolves, although they look a bit like small bears. What’s more all about wolverines, they’re actually related to weasels and badgers.

Wolverines are solitary animals. A wolverine can walk up to 15 miles each day looking for food. A male wolverine often lives in a burrow or den with a few female wolverines and their babies. Wolverines are carnivores. They eat fruit or nuts, but they like meat best.

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Wolverines are carnivores. They eat fruit or nuts, but they like meat best.

Fun Facts about Wolverines for Kids

  • Wolverines eat birds, rabbits, squirrels, eggs and lizards. Sometimes they kill bigger animals or even eat dead animals like moose and caribou.
  • Wolverines are fierce fighters. They will fight off wolves and bears.
  • Like badgers, wolverines can dig into burrows to catch hibernating animals.
  • Wolverine moms raise their babies underground in burrows.
Wolverines Fighting Image

Wolverines are fierce hunters and wild animals. They will fight back if bothered.

Wolverine Vocabulary

  1. Stout: Thick
  2. Solitary: Alone
  3. Carnivore: Eats meat
  4. Fierce: Tough, brave
  5. Hibernate: Deep winter sleep

Learn More All About Wolverines

Watch this amazing video all about wolverines:

A video documentary about the lives of wolverines.

Wolverines Q&A

Question: Do wolverines live in the United States?

Answer: Wolverines do live in remote areas, such as Montana and Washington. Humans rarely see them.

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Question: Are wolverines dangerous?

Answer: Wolverines are fierce hunters and wild animals. They will fight back if bothered.

 

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