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Wolverine


Wolverine
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Copyright: Martin Valliere (marval) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 19] (160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax FA 80-320mm/1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-19 23:01
Viewed: 31582
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I took approximately hundred of photos, because It moved a lot.
I believe that the best period to catch the Wolverine it spring or autumn.
If you go to Saguenay Lac St Jean, I advise you strongly to visit this Zoo.

Wolverine

Order: Carnivora

Family: Mustelidae

Diet: Carnivorous , feeding mostly on carrion but also take small or weak animals.

Reproduction: Sexually mature at 1 year. Mating occurs between May and July. The 2-3 young are born between January and April after a delayed implantation (7 months) followed by an active gestation period of 30-40 days, and are weaned after 7-10 weeks.

Longevity: Up to 10 years in the wild and 17 years in captivity.

Predators: No real natural predator, however, they are occasionally taken by gray wolves, pumas and bears.

Status: In Canada, the eastern population is endangered and the western population is of special concern.

Source:
http://www.borealie.org/page.php/en/1/180.html

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-20 1:35]

Martin, a seldom seen creature ..

TFS

scott

I had never come across this animal before. Thanks for good image and info!
yukiko

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