Wolverines are found in a wide variety of habitats, from the boreal forest to alpine tundra and barren-lands. They require large wilderness areas with adequate year-round food supplies.
Wolverines are scavengers and predators that eat many different types of carrion and prey. They have strong jaws that allow them to crush bones and frozen food. They have large paws that help them move easily on top of crusted snow, and they can travel long distances.
Wolverines only breed every two years, have small litters, and their kits can have high mortality rates. Because of this, they do not recover easily from population declines.
Wolverine fur is resistant to frost and ice and, therefore, highly valued for parka trim.