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Rare wolverine photographed in Montana

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March 5, 2012
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Wildlife Conservation Society
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Conservationists recently released ta camera-trap photo of a wolverine retrieving bait placed in a tree in Montana.

A baby bear on stilts, perhaps? Nope. Conservationists with the Wildlife Conservation Society recently released this camera-trap photo of a wolverine retrieving bait placed in a tree in Montana.

The frame upon which the animal climbs is designed so that the unique markings on the underside of the wolverine are revealed to the motion-sensing camera.

Scientists use these markings to identify individual animals and document their distribution and range.

WCS’s eight-year study of wolverines in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has led to a better understanding of wolverine ecology and will help inform conservation strategies so that this rare species can survive despite the 21st century conservation challenges it faces. An estimated 250-300 wolverines remain in the “lower 48,” where they occupy about half of their former range in high alpine peaks of the western United States.


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