Zoo New York wolverine dies

Valentine, Zoo New York's 16-year-old wolverine, has died, zoo officials say.
Valentine, Zoo New York's 16-year-old wolverine, has died, zoo officials say.(Zoo New York)
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 11:50 AM EST
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Zoo New York in Watertown has announced that its 16-year-old wolverine, Valentine, has died.

Zoo officials say they recently noticed that she was acting differently and not eating her normal amount of food.

Tests performed by a veterinarian indicated cancer, so she was euthanized. It was later confirmed she had untreatable stomach cancer.

Valentine came to the zoo in 2008 when she was 2 years old. She would have turned 17 in February. Wolverines typically live from 7 to 12 years in the wild.

Zookeepers say she had an inquisitive personality and a very healthy appetite, especially when it came to venison.