Have You Ever Seen a Wolverine?

By Melissa Wynn Wolverines are a little studied cousin of the badger. It was long believed that there was no population of these illusive creatures in the Sierra Nevada , with no confirmed sightings since the 1920’s. Quite by mistake, wildlife biology graduate student Katie Moriarty from the Oregon State University photographed one of these rare carnivores, with a remote controlled camera, in the Tahoe National Forest on February 28, 2008. Confirmed populations of wolverines are known to be in the Northern Cascades in Washington and also in the Northern Rockies of Montana and Idaho. Before the photograph was...

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