NATURE: Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:00pm

Pictured: Kit hanging on. Haines, AK.

Credit: Courtesy of Gianna Savoie

Its name stirs images of the savage, the untamable. The wolverine. Legend paints it as a solitary, blood-thirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. This film will take viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least-known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom airs Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.