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States With The Most Wolverine

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Wolverines are enigmatic and resilient animals. They are the embodiment of the resilient spirit, out and about in the wild. Let’s investigate the states that are home to these formidable creatures most frequently.

Colorado

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Wolverine. Image via Zefram, CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, via Wikimedia Commons

In Colorado, wolverines thrive in the high altitudes. The rugged terrain and cold climate suit them well. They are often seen near the Rockies, where they hunt and survive in harsh conditions.

Idaho

Wolverine standing on a rock with vegetaion in the background

Idaho’s vast wilderness is perfect for wolverines. The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness is a prime habitat. Here, they find ample space to roam and hunt, far from human disturbances.

Minnesota

Wolverine In Wyoming
Wolverine on tree. Image by vincent van zalinge via Unsplash

Minnesota is not as mountainous, but it provides a good home for wolverines. The dense forests and ample prey make it a favorable environment. These creatures adapt well to the diverse landscapes of this state.

Montana

Wolverine climbing on the tree. Wild nature. Natural habitat. Glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch. Scientific name: gulo gulo

Montana is a haven for wolverines. The Glacier National Park offers a sanctuary for them. With its expansive and remote areas, wolverines can thrive without much human interference.

Nevada

The wolverine, glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch

In Nevada, wolverines are found in the mountainous regions. The harsh desert climate elsewhere makes it a tough place, but the high elevations provide a more suitable habitat for them.

North Dakota

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Wolverines in North Dakota are a rare sight. The open plains are not their preferred environment, but they can occasionally be seen in the more wooded areas where they find shelter and prey.

Utah

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Wolverine at the Helsinki Zoo. Image via Uusijani, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Utah’s varied landscape offers a home to wolverines. The Wasatch and Uinta Mountains provide the cold, rugged terrain they prefer. Here, they are elusive but present, living in the high altitudes.

Wyoming

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Portrait wild wolverine. Portrait from animal´s world. Image via Depositphotos

Wyoming, with its vast wilderness, is ideal for wolverines. The Yellowstone National Park is a prime location. Wolverines here benefit from the protected status and the abundant wildlife.

Conservation Status

Wolverine (Gulo gulo) on the tree trunk. Image by Kardaska via Depositphotos.

They are listed as Least Concern. But that does not mean we shouldn’t take care. As like many animals species around us today, their population size is unfortunately decreasing.

Wrapping Up with the States With The Most Wolverine

Wolverine sunset. Image by OndrejProsicky via Depositphotos.

Wolverines are survivors, adapting to some of the harshest environments. These states provide the rugged landscapes and solitude they need. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of these tenacious creatures in their natural habitats.

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