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Urist likes wolverines for their tenacity.

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Wolverine - Wolverine man - Giant wolverine

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 25

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 2,000 cm3
Mid: 10,000 cm3
Max: 20,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 5-15
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 7-11
Fat 7-10
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 4-11
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small, muscular, weasel-like creature. It is known for its ferocity.

Wolverines are small carnivorous creatures found in mountains and taigas. They are solitary, only appearing one at a time. Slightly larger than a honey badger, they behave in a similar fashion, being prone to rage and randomly going in a violent frenzy for a while, much to the dismay of any dwarf who happens to be at their vicinity when it happens. When not enraged, they are benign and will flee from other creatures instead. A newborn wolverine is called a wolverine kit.

Wolverines can be captured in cage traps and trained into cheap exotic pets. They provide equivalent returns to a dog when butchered, making them an emergency source of food if needed. A trained wolverine can serve as a potential distraction against intruders if it rages when they arrive, but don't expect it to survive the encounter.

Some dwarves like wolverines for their tenacity.

Admired for its tenacity.
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The claws of a wolverine are made out of pure adamantine, and produce a distinctive 'snikt' sound when readied.

Be sure to use a powerful ranged weapon when dealing with many wolverines. They have been known to attack the cousins of some dwarves, causing said dwarves to retaliate. I mean... they kept trying to attack their cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?!