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Woverines belongs to the Mustelidae family which is the largest land-dwelling animals. It's a smooth and muscular carnivore, like a little bear. Wolverine lives in Sweden and in other countries where climate change fits the animal. They are living alone but in mating season they are living togheter.

Evolution: According to many researchers, the wolverine is from the genus Plesiogulo, which lived several million years ago. The oldest fossil that has been found proves that the species has lived 1,45 million years ago.

Description: Wolverines fur is 6-10 cm tall and it has a dark brown reddish color. Their bodies are short and they have strong legs with retractable claws. They can weigh up to 32 kilos depending on the animals gender. They are very strong for their size and can fight against larger animals like wolves or bears.

Behavior: Wolverines are aggressive because all animals that are carnivores need to be frightened of. To be a good hunter you need to have resources to survive and that is very important.

Ecology: One research proves that the wolverine and the lynx are half-cooperating each other when it comes to hunt. The wolverine, instead of chasing their own prey they steal it from the lynx. Wolverine is an omnivore and opportunist hunter. This means that it kills other animals when an opportunity is given and the culprit is carnivorous, so the wolverine takes away the prey from the lynx so that the wolverine doesn't need to hunt.

Relationship with humans: The wolverine hiding away from the humans because we are enemies to them. It has happened a few times when we have actually encounter eatch other in the forest. It has not been so much damage, but they are very dangerous and strong animals so you have to keep away.

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