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Wolverine 

Traits: Furbearing mammal; brown with white stripes on sides; strong, well-developed teeth

Habitat: Coastal and boreal forests, tundra

Foods: Carrion (dead animals), marmots, voles; some bird eggs, berries, calves of moose and caribou

Eaten by: Occasionally killed by wolves or bears

Do You Know? Spinelike hairs on the pads of their feet help wolverines walk on snow and ice. Wolverines are fierce and solitary predators.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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