Discover the elusive wolverine Wednesday in Edwards |

Discover the elusive wolverine Wednesday in Edwards

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado – The wolverine is the featured topic at an event from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.

Wildlife biologist and wolverine expert Jason Wilmot will offer this free presentation, sponsored by Denver-based Center for Native Ecosystems and the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, and co-hosted by local partners Wilderness Workshop and Walking Mountains. Wilmot is one of the country’s leading experts on wolverines, having dedicated much of his career to tracking, studying, and unraveling the mysteries about this rare and elusive animal.

“Their Latin name, gulo gulo, means “glutton’s glutton” and they come by it because wolverines make their living by scavenging,” said Wilmot. “They have a tremendous sense of smell and will travel over an entire mountain following the scent of carrion that may be buried under six feet of snow. Then they eat as much as they can because they never know where or when their next meal will be.”

Wilmot’s presentation will feature segments of a recent PBS Nature documentary, “Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom,” and he shares his personal experiences and studies of wolverines which have shed new light on the ways of this mysterious, rare mammal.

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