15 astonishing facts about wolverines


They’re weasels

When we were kids we thought wolverines were related to wolves, but now that we’re grown up and smart, we know they’re mustelids, which are part of the weasel family. Mustelids are a mammal family that includes, among others, weasels, wolverines, minks, martens, otters, and polecats. Wolverines are the largest member of this group.

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