Description of the wolverine

The wolverine is a stocky predator. Its paw print features five toes while lynx and wolf tracks only show the impressions of four toes.

Wolverine, photo Kimmo Pöri

The wolverine is our largest weasel

  • Body length: 69–83 cm (tail 16–25 cm)
  • Weight: 8–28 kg, the male is larger than the female

The wolverine is a stocky predator. Its fur is shiny and its overall colour is dark brown. The sides feature horizontal brown or yellowish streaks and the forehead and cheeks are also lighter in tone. The muzzle, tail and limbs are black. The wolverine's yellow-brownish ears are almost hidden in the fur.