February.28.2008: Wolverine detected in California

A graduate student at Oregon State Univeristy, Katie Moriarty detects a wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest during her study of American martens. The wolverine detection marks the first confirmed report in California in over 80 years. Researchers are unsure whether the individual indeed walked from the Rocky Mountains but follow-up genetic work informs them that it indeed derives from an Idaho population.

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