Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaMammals › Wolverine

Gulo gulo, Wolverine, Jerv. 65cm.

A rare resident of the high forest and tundra areas in the mountains.

They were heavily persecuted, to virtual eradication, but are reappearing after becoming protected in 1973.

They hunt reindeer and rodents, and rarely sheep. They are considered to kill wantonly but cache food for leaner periods.

They live in extensive dens in winter, often in a snowdrift. In early summer the female and young often move to another den. The sexes are alike, but the male is bigger.

They can live up to 12 years.