In our country, the wolverine lives in the mountains and the forests close to the mountains. The wolverine was placed under protection in 1969 when the population was restricted to the mountains of Norrbotten. Today, the population is estimated to be a few hundred individuals. The wolverine has a circumpolar distribution, meaning it lives in mountain and tundra areas as well as in the northern parts of the taiga (boreal forest) in Europe, Asia, and North America. For most of the year, wolverines live alone in large, extensive home ranges. Wolverines dig a den in the snow. The cubs are born blind and have a white fur. They weigh around 100 grams.
||Order Carnivora (carnivores/predators)
||20-30 kg (male), 10-20 kg (female).
||Occurs during the period from April to August, with a peak in June.
||Gestation period is 9-11 months from mating, but wolverines have delayed implantation, so the actual fetal development is about 2 months.
||They are born in the winter (February-March) in a den, and 2 or 3 cubs are the most common.