Yoho National Park

Weasels have elongated bodies, short legs, and glands that produce a strong-smelling scent. Among the many weasels found in the park, the largest is the wolverine. The smaller pine martens are more common than the other weasels, and are abundant throughout the forested areas of the park. Other members of the weasel family found in Yoho National Park include ermines, long-tailed weasels, short-tailed weasels, fishers and skunks.


wolverine standing in a tree

Wolverines look a little bit like small bears with a bushy tails and are rarely seen in the park. If you spot one, consider yourself lucky. Most of our park staff have never laid eyes on this elusive animal. Wolverines cover an incredible amount of territory looking for food. They are not picky eaters. Their Latin name, “gulo”, means glutton.

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