Last modified on 24 June 2016, at 18:20


Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Mammalia
Order Information
Order Carnivora
Family Information
Family Mustilidae
Genus Information
Genus Gulo
Species Information
Species G. gulo
Binomial name Gulo gulo gulo
Subspecies gulo
Population statistics

A wolverine (Gulo gulo) is a carnivorous animal that resembles a bear, but is substantially smaller and more squat, and is classified as more similar to weasels than to bears. They can grow up to 34 inches and weigh up to 45 lbs.[1]

Wolverines in culture

The University of Michigan uses the wolverine as its mascot. Marvel Comics hero Wolverine takes his name from this animal.