SEATTLE -- The nonprofit Cascades Carnivore Project has released new video of the first wolverine -- and now with two kits or cubs -- in the southern Cascades in more than 75 years.
The wolverines were found in the William O. Douglas Wilderness east of Mount Rainier National Park.
The project said they are the only known breeding wolverines south of Interstate 90 in Washington.
"As the only known breeding wolverines south of Interstate 90 in Washington, Pepper and her mate, who was also photographed visiting the den, have made history as the first documented reproductive pair in the Southern Cascades in over 75 years," the project said.
This "is only the third den discovered in the state in modern times and will contribute to our knowledge of wolverine reproduction in the lower 48 and the threats posed by climate change," the project said on its Facebook page.
"We cannot do it without your help. Please donate on Facebook or at www.cascadescarnivore.org. All funds will support wolverine research efforts in Washington."