New Book Tells Story of Average Joe and Michigan’s Last-Known Wild Wolverine (Interview)

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'The Lone Wolverine' is published by University of Michigan Press

A new book tells the story of Michigan’s last known wild wolverine, which died in the Thumb in early 2010.

The book is by Liz Shaw, a former reporter for the Flint Journal; and Jeff Ford, a former Deckerville high school science teacher.

The book, titled “The Lone Wolverine: Tracking Michigan’s Most Elusive Animal,” was released this month.

(This interview with Shaw aired April 27, 2012, on Friday Edition, Q-90.1 FM, Delta College.)

The wolverine, a female, was found dead by hikers in a Sanilac County marsh in March 2010. The death was attributed to natural causes. The wolverine was about 9 years old.

She is now on display at the Bay City State Recreation Area in Bay County’s Bangor Township.

(Below is a longer interview with Shaw and Scott Seeberger, which also aired on 90.1 FM)

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