Wolverine Trivia Questions With Answers
The wolverine is also referred to as what?
A: Glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch.
The wolverine is the largest land-dwelling species of what
A: Mustelidae (weasels).
It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, resembling a small
The wolverine is a solitary animal, and has a reputation
A: Ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size.
Wolverines have the documented ability to do what?
A: Kill prey many times larger than itself.
Their populations have experienced a steady decline since
the 19th century because of what?
A: Trapping, range reduction and habitat fragmentation.
Anatomically, the wolverine is a what?
A: Stocky and muscular animal, with short legs, broad and rounded head, small eyes and short rounded ears.
How big is an adult wolverine?
A: The adult wolverine is about the size of a medium dog, with a length usually ranging from 26 to 42 inches, a tail of 6 to 10 inches and weighing about 20–55 pounds.
How much larger are the males than the females?
A: As much as 30% larger and can be twice the females' weight.
Shoulder height is reported to be what?
A: From 12 to 18 inches.
What kind of fur does a wolverines have?
A: Thick, dark, oily fur which is highly hydrophobic, making it resistant to frost.
This has led to its traditional popularity among
and trappers as a what?
A: A lining in jackets and parkas for Arctic conditions.
Some individuals display prominent white hair patches on
A: Throats or chests.
Wolverines have potent anal scent glands used for what?
A: Marking territory and sexual signaling.
The pungent odor has given rise to what nicknames?
A: "skunk bear" and "nasty cat."
Wolverines have a special "what" in the back of the mouth?
A: Upper molar.
This special molar lets wolverines do what?
A: Tear off meat from prey or carrion that has been frozen solid.
The wolverine is a powerful and versatile what?
A: Predator and scavenger.
Their prey mainly consists of what?
A: Small to medium-sized mammals.
Wolverines however, have been recorded killing prey such as
A: Adult deer that are many times larger than itself.
Wolverines often pursue live prey that are relatively easy
to obtain, including what?
A: Animals caught in traps, newborn mammals, and deer when they are weakened by winter or immobilized by heavy snow.
A majority of the wolverine's sustenance is derived from
Successful males will form lifetime relationships with
A: Two or three females.
The male will visit the female occasionally, while other
males are what?
A: Left without a mate.
When is mating season?
A: In the summer.
Females will often not produce young if what?
A: Food is scarce.
What is the gestation period for a wolverine?
A: 30–50 days.
How many to a litter?
A: Typically two or three young ("kits").
Kits develop rapidly, reaching adult size within the first
What is a typical lifespan?
A: Anywhere from five to 13 years.
Radio tracking suggests a wolverine can range how far?
A: Hundreds of miles in a few months.
Female wolverines burrow into snow in February to create a
A: A den, which is used until weaning in mid-May.
Around how many wolverines are held in zoos across North
America and Europe?
A: About a hundred.
They have been successfully bred in captivity, but only
A: Difficulty and high infant mortality.
Many cities, teams, and organizations use the wolverine as
A: A mascot.
Michigan is, by tradition, known as what?
A: "the Wolverine State".
University of Michigan takes the what as its mascot?
The wolverine figures prominently in the
mythology of what
people of eastern Québec and Labrador?
A: The Innu. In at least one Innu myth, it is the creator of the world.
Wolverine is the name of a popular fictional character
appearing in what?
A: X-Men books published by Marvel Comics.