Saturday, June 20, 2009

First Wolverine in Colorado in 90 years.

Wolverines have been absent from the state for close to 100 years. But scientists have tracked one making the voyage into Colorado.

A lone male wolverine arrived in northern Colorado earlier this month, making him the first confirmed wolverine in the state since 1919.

In December, conservation biologists had outfitted the young wolverine, which is part of a reintroduction program farther north, with a tracking collar and watched him make the 500-mile (805-kilometer) journey from the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, crossing rugged landscapes and even busy Interstate-80, reports the Denver Post.

Read the rest at 60 Second Science

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