Wolverines Return To Mt. Rainier National Park, First Time In 100 Years

Wolverines Return To Mt. Rainier National Park, First Time In 100 Years

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Wolverines Return To Mt. Rainier National Park, First Time In 100 Years

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“It’s really, really exciting. It tells us something about the condition of the park— that when we have such large-ranging carnivores present on the landscape, that we’re doing a good job of managing our wilderness.” –Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Chip Jenkins

Mount Rainier National Park has some rare new residents this summer….for the first time in over a century, scientists have discovered the first reproductive female wolverine and her two offspring, called kits, in the park. According to the National Park Service ther are only an estimated 300-1,000 individual wolverines in the lower 48 so they really are rare. Count yourself lucky if you ever lay eyes on one of these solitary predators. Very cool:

 

 

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