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Rare Wolverine Found in Michigan, the 'Wolverine State'

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Rare Wolverine Found in Michigan, the 'Wolverine State'

Rare Wolverine Found in Michigan, the 'Wolverine State'

Rare Wolverine Found in Michigan, the 'Wolverine State'

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with Ray Rustem of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources about the wolverine that was discovered in Michigan on Tuesday. Despite having a university football team named after the animal — and at one point, acquiring the nickname during a 19th-century feud with Ohio — there has actually never been evidence of wolverines in Michigan, until now.

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