Facts about Wolverine kids – Information about Wolverine
Wolverine animals are effective scavengers
The wolverine is the largest species belonging to family Mustelidae and is land-dwelling specie. Wolverines have another name called as skunk bear because of the Blackfeet Indians. As this animal is terrestrial largest member that belongs to weasel family. Wolverine has body structure containing small eyes, broad head and rounded, short ears. The fur is present in their body which is glossy and dark brown in color having face mask that is light in color and the stripe is found on the body running from its both sides. The wolverine animals are built having high power containing wide feet to travel through the snow. Wolverines are highly populated in United States and they are spread in high number especially in United States having number less than 300,000. Depending on the food availability their diet occurs and they are opportunistic feeders. Primarily they depend on the dead animals but they have the high capacity to kill own meal which includes snowshoe hares and ground squirrels.
The hibernation process is not adapted by wolverines and exists mainly in winter season having the large paws similar to snow shows which makes their stay on the deep snow top. They have also claws like crampon which enables it for climbing and over the steep cliffs. The wolverines are found to be effective scavengers having high intense sense of smell. Wolverines have the mating season which begins from late spring to early fall. The gestation period is about 30 to 40 days.