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Michigan's "lone" wolverine touring the state

Michigan's "lone" wolverine will tour the state in a traveling exhibit created by the Michigan Historical Center. Discovered in the thumb area in 2004, the wolverine roamed the Minden City State Game Area until its natural death in 2010. Originally displayed for nearly a year at the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center at the Bay City Recreation Area, the wolverine then went to the Michigan Historical Center where a secure case and exhibit panels were created.

The exhibit features taxidermy of the wolverine and information about its time in Michigan, as well as a look at the wolverine in science and in Michigan history. An animal rarely seen in the wild, the wolverine has drawn large, curious crowds at each stop along the tour.

2014 Wolverine Tour

January 3-28

January 30-March 9

March 13- April 30

May 2-28

June 2-14

June 18-July 30

October 4-29

Courtland Center Mall, Burton

Castle Museum, Saginaw

Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Monroe County Historical Museum, Monroe

Gary Byker Memorial Library, Hudsonville

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles

Hartley Outdoor Education Center, St. Charles

The Wolverine will be retired to the Saginaw Bay Visitors Center at Bay City State Park after October 29, 2014, and will not be available for public showings.

Please Note: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the Web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival. Contact: Janet Canode, 517-241-5120.

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