An elusive wolverine triggered a camera near the Mammoth Hot Springs area, the park announced on Facebook Wednesday . "This is the first video footage of a wolverine since remote cameras have been deployed in the park," the park wrote. Yellowstone National Park first began installing cameras to track the movement of cougars in 2014. In the seven years since, the cameras have also proved useful for detecting and studying a variety of species. But never before have those species included wolverines. Wolverines ( Gulo gulo) are mid-sized carnivores in the weasel family who thrive in snowy environments. Worldwide, they are found in Scandinavia, Russia, China, Canada and the U.S., according to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In the U.S., the southernmost part of their range extends into the lower 48 states, particularly the North Cascades in Washington and the Northern Rocky Mountains in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). This includes the greater Yellowstone area, where they prefer mountainous areas with forest or tundra habitats, the park explained . Between 2006 and 2009, seven wolverines (two females and five males) were documented in the eastern Yellowstone area and […]


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