Animals & Attractions

There are four wolverines here at Highland Wildlife Park - Xale, Tina, Torvi and Astrid.

Xale, our male was born in February 2005 and arrived at the park in April 2013. Tina, our female, was born in February 2014 and arrived at the park in 2015. 

You can help feed and care for our wolverines and other threatened animals around the world by donating today - if you can, please support our Survival Fund.

Fun facts!

Wolverines are the largest member of the mustelidae family, which includes weasels, stoats, badgers and otters

They are known for their big appetite, and their Latin name, gulo gulo gulo, literally translates to glutton! 

Like other mustelids, wolverines use their anal scent glands to mark their territory

It is thought they evolved to scavenge, but they are also active hunters and have even been known to aggressively harass and steal food from larger predators such as wolves and cougars

How we're helping

Wolverines are threatened in the wild mainly by conflict with humans. Many are killed through hunting and trapping, and they are frequently shot or poisoned because they prey on domesticated livestock. These conflicts become more widespread as their habitat shrinks.

Our wolverines are part of the Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

As a wildlife conservation charity, we care for both the animals here at the park and work to protect endangered species around the world.

From providing genetics expertise and veterinary health, to protecting wild places with local conservation partners, and even restoring threatened species to the wild, we are active where we are needed most.

Find out more about some of our conservation projects.

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Every month, we need thousands of pounds just to feed and care for the animals you love. If you can, please help your zoo survive long into the future by giving a donation today.

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