‘Lone’ wolverine exhibit coming to Wolf Lake Fish HatcheryPublished 8:16pm Monday, August 5, 2013
MATTAWAN — The Michigan Thumb Wolverine exhibit, featuring the “lone” wolverine, will be on display at Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center through Aug. 25.
The wolverine was discovered in the thumb area in 2004, where it roamed the Minden City State Game Area until its natural death in 2010.
This was the first wolverine ever authenticated in Michigan. The exhibit includes the wolverine, which has been preserved by taxidermy, as well as information and photos of its time in Michigan.
An animal rarely seen in the wild, the wolverine has drawn large, curious crowds at each stop along its statewide tour.
“We are excited to host the wolverine exhibit,” said Melissa Cieniuch, an interpreter at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery. “Visitors coming to the hatchery will notice the painted wolverine ‘tracks’ leading from the parking lot to the building. Just follow them to learn more about this intriguing animal,” said Cieniuch.
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery is located at 34270 County Road 652 in Mattawan.
It is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome to explore the rest of the hatchery, including the exhibit, nature trails, show pond and take a hatchery tour.
Visit www.michigan.gov/wolflakevc for information about the visitor center.