January 14

Meet a Coywolf

The first-ever coywolf appeared in 1919 in Southern Ontario. The coywolf family is a mix of western coyotes and eastern wolves. They are all canid meaning that they are part of a dog family. An average coywolf can reach up to 5 feet in length and 35 to 45 pounds. Right now I will estimate that coywolves are about 10 to 20 pounds. What I will also say is that Coywolves have a thick coat that can be yellowish.

Coywolf pups

Coywolf pups Weight about 55pounds.Coywolves are up to times the size of regular coyotes, with bigger jaws and more muscle to match. Also, coywolves are a little bigger than coywolf pups. Coywolfs pups are born from mid-march to mid-may. Their eyes and ears close shut for ten days to two weeks. The pups can only drink their mom’s milk at that time. Before the pups are born the pack will make a den for the pups in large groups.

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Posted January 14, 2020 by jaylen in category Animals, Nature

2 thoughts on “Meet a Coywolf

  1. Mrs. McKelvey

    Dear Jaylen,
    I enjoyed learning about coywolves from you. I didn’t know they existed before I read your post. Coywolves seem very similar to coyotes. Do you agree? I wonder if they show up in neighborhoods like coyotes do in San Diego.
    Mrs. McKelvey

  2. rosella2008

    This is so cool! I really liked finding out about coywolves. They are so interesting! I really enjoy your blog.


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