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A rare wolverine seen in Yellowstone National Park

Kirsty Kendall

A rare wolverine got photographed in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Insight posted photos of the wolverine on their Facebook page.

According to Yellowstone Insight, there are only 6 to 7 wolverines inside Yellowstone National Park.

”Is that a bear?”

MacNeil Lyons, a tour guide and the owner of Yellowstone Insight, spotted the wolverine with a tour group.

The group spotted a dark animal on the ground. One of the tour guests asked the question that might have been on everyone’s mind:

”Is that a bear?”

It wasn’t a bear but a wolverine. Based on its size, Lyons assumes it was a male.

According to NBC News, Lyon has worked in Yellowstone National Park for more than 20 years. This was the first time he had seen a wolverine in the park.

The wolverine had followed moose tracks

Dr. James Halfpenny, a famous animal tracker, checked the wolverine tracks.

According to Halfpenny, the wolverine had followed moose tracks and ended up near the road. The animal was on the roadside for less than 130 yards.

Lyons believes that when he spotted the wolverine, it was the first time the animal had met humans. He calls the rare encounter ”a unicorn”.
Photos of the wolverine on Yellowstone Insight's Facebook page.Yellowstone Insight/Facebook

Yellowstone is the southernmost range of wolverines in America

The wolverine is the largest animal in the weasel family. It is related to otters, ferrets, and minks.

Wolverines are solitary animals.

Wolverines are found in North America, northern Europe, and Russia. Yellowstone National Park is the southernmost range of wolverines in North America.

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