Wolverine in Colo. the first since 1919

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Colorado has its first wild wolverine in 90 years.

The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said Thursday a wolverine that researchers have been tracking since early April has crossed into northern Colorado. It's the first known wolverine in Colorado since 1919.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife confirmed the wolverine's appearance.

The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society tagged the young male wolverine near Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. It traveled approximately 500 miles during April and May.

Wolverines are roaming animals that are on the go nearly their entire lives, spending much of their time on mountaintops.

They were once common across the northern Rocky Mountains but were nearly wiped out by 1930.

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