Jeroen Verhoeff, Wildlife Artist
Webdevelopment by Lucas van Dongen / Departamento B
- Even though it hardly reaches above your knees, the wolverine is still the world’s largest landmarten in the world.In summer he trots endlessly through the northern forests and tundra’s looking for berries, eggs and smaller mammals like snowhares and lemmings. But in winter he gets a bit more serious: with his big snowshoe-like feet he easily walks over the snow crust where bigger animals crush through. According to many stories, he isn’t scared of bears, cougars or wolves, and he regularly scares them away from their own prey. And when he gets stuck in a bear clamp, he just bites his own paw off!
- I’m not sure if that’s all true. But there are known cases of wolverines catching an golden eagle on its nest and sometimes they are even able to kill adult moose!
- Have a look at this video and see what he does to this reindeer: holy moly!