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American biologists to embark on wolverine quest

By M.ZOLJARGAL

A group of American wildlife biologists from the University of Montana arrived in Mongolia on March 19 and are set to embark on a quest to search for wolverines in the wilds of Mongolia.

The team aims to travel over 650 kilometers in the northern region and Darkhadiin Khotgor by ski, searching for wolverines and collecting hairs and other traces of the animals. They will conduct DNA test on the hair and droppings collected. The biologists will also place surveillance cameras in the wolverine habitat. Some of the biologists will also study reindeer, wild boar, and Siberian musk deer.

Gregg Treinish, who was named one of the National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, is leading the wildlife research team.

The team has reported that it will begin its research in Mongolia on March 26 and it will continue until May 3.

 

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