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 mammalalso called glutton, carcajou, or skunk bear

Wolverine (Gulo gulo).
[Credits : Alan G. Nelson/Root Resources] (species Gulo gulo, or sometimes G. luscus in North America), member of the weasel family (Mustelidae) that lives in cold northern latitudes, especially in timbered areas, around the world. It resembles a small, squat, broad bear 65–90 cm (26–36 inches) long, excluding the bushy, 13–26-centimetre tail; shoulder height is 36–45 cm, and weight is 9–30 kg (20–66 pounds). The legs are short, somewhat bowed; the soles, hairy; the semiretractile claws, long and sharp; the ears, short; and the teeth, strong. The coarse, long-haired coat is blackish brown with a light brown stripe extending from each ... (100 of 470 words)

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The scientific name of the wolverine is Gulo gulo, meaning "glutton"-one that eats too much. Many campers would agree that this name is fitting. The bold wolverine often goes into cabins and makes off with any food it can find. In the quest for food, some wolverines prey upon large animals such as sheep and deer. Most of the wolverine’s diet, however, is made up of small animals that it kills and larger animals that it finds dead.

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