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Biologists confirm wolverine kit born in North Cascades

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MAZAMA — Six years after initiating the first wolverine study in the Pacific Northwest, Keith Aubry has been able to confirm that these elusive animals not only visit the North Cascades, but also breed and reproduce here. The research biologist got that confirmation a couple weeks ago, after flying over their snow-covered territory and finding and photographing not one, but two remote natal dens where Xena and Mallory were holed up to have kits. A remote video camera later caught Xena with a kit in her mouth.

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