Mammals Monday

In the spotlight this week is the wolverine — no, not the kind Hugh Jackman plays in X-Men. The X-Men character was named for traits often found in wolverines such as aggressive behavior and the ability to successfully attack animals many times their own size. Wolverines are solitary animals that live in isolated Northern areas. For more information, download the new Mammals of North America App!

Check out a video of a wolverine staring down a bear, shot in Sweden:

Previous Mammals Monday posts:

the American badger

the harp seal

the black bear

the chipmunk

the blue whale

the reindeer