We all know the X-Men’s Logan … but the character got famous with the name of The Wolverine, the beast, who signified ferocity and strength and long sharp claws attack of which no one can escape. But why did they call him Wolverine. Come lets meet the real animal.
In latin known as Gulo Gulo (means Glutton), are famous with the name of Skunk Bear. It is the largest land dwelling species on earth. They belong to the family of mustelidae.
They look similar to a small bear. They have earned a reputation for their ferocity and strength. They are too strong as compared to their size, that they are capable of hunting his prey many times larger than itself. It weighs only 35 pounds. They are mostly found in North Canada, The US of Alaska, Russia and Siberia. But nowadays they are being considered as endangered species.
Wolverine scavange with a unique stratergy. They let the big animals hunt the prey first. Then later he chases the hunter by showing his teeth and growling loud. Then it is left to eat the kill. Wolverine has strong teeth and jaws which he uses to crush the strong bones and eat the frozen meat. He is strong and sharp claws which he uses to hunt his prey, to protect itself and for digging.
Just like skunk it also release a strong odor fluid called musk, to warn other to stay away. Wolverine is very territorial in nature and can take up a fight to protect his territory. They are not fast movers, so they generally don’t stalk their prey. It will hide amongst the rocks or tree branches and when they time is right, they jump on the prey. But they do have strong stamina to travel long distances.
The gestation period for female wolverine is for 2 months. In each litter she gives birth to 2-3 kits. She nurses them till 10 weeks or they are strong enough to hunt for themselves.