02 Dec '11, 4pm

Arduous life of wolverines documented in Yellowstone National Park #wolverines @TheWCS

02 Dec 2011: Arduous Life of Wolverines Documented in Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park’s wolverines live a harsh life high in the Rocky Mountains, with females giving birth in snow caves at 9,000 feet, males ranging over territories covering 500 square miles, and View gallery Mark Packila/WCS A Yellowstone wolverine the scrappy animals doing battle with grizzly bears many times their size, according to a new study. Biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) used radio-tracking technology to observe 30 wolverines over eight years. While other species either hibernate or move to lower terrain in the winter, WCS biologists found that wolverines continue to patrol their high-mountain terrain throughout the coldest months, seeking scraps of meat that they hide beneath boulders and snow. With large feet that allow them to walk atop deep snow, wolv...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/arduous_life_of_wolverines_do...

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