The Swedish name for Wolverine (Gulo gulo) is Järv, which means ‘bold’ or ‘audacious’, a suitable name for the little mammal who is reputed for it’s ferocity and strength. Reports from across America and Europe tell of Wolverines who have managed to steal food from bears and other larger carnivores right from under their noses.
Like other mustelids, the Wolverine has a specialized tooth which allows them to tear meat off frozen carrion. Rotated 90 degrees and located in the back of the mouth the molar is the perfect tool for sawing iced meats.
Where they live
Wolverines are mostly found in the northern hemisphere, the arctic and alpine areas of Alaska, Canada, Siberia and Scandinavia.
What they eat
They often feed on carrion left by wolves, but can on occasion hunt and have been spotted eating plants.