ENVIRONMENT YUKON






Wolverine

Gulo gulo

Order Carnivora
Family

Mustelidae

 

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Fast Facts

Distribution in Yukon
Length 1 m Distribution of Wolverine in Yukon
Weight

13 – 18 kg (males)

7.5 – 12.5 kg (females)

Lifespan up to 13 years
Habitat
Predators  Wolves, bears, humans

Conservation Status

Yukon S3 (Vulnerable)
Global G4 (Apparently Secure)
Yukon population estimate:  Not determined

 

Description

Behaviour

Wolverines are solitary predators and scavengers, occupying home ranges that are hundreds of square kilometres. They are opportunists, making a meal out of whatever comes their way. Strong teeth and jaw muscles allow Wolverines to crunch through bones and eat the frozen carcasses of larger wildlife.

Diet

Small to mid-sized mammals.  They will often scavenge kills of moose, caribou, and sheep.

Sights and sounds

sheep track

Signs

Kill that has been scavenged

 

Tracks

Front:6.3x7.5 cm Hind: 7.5x9.0 cm

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Sound

Snarl

 

 

 

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