"The combination of wolf, coyote and dog DNA that resulted from this reproductive necessity generated an exception."

The Coywolf

#Animals

Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Through interbreeding and sporting the DNA of dogs, wolves and coyotes, a new animal specie has emerged, aptly called the Coywolf. Reportedly, unlike other hybrid species which fail to survive, the Coywolf takes the best from each of its descendents allowing it to thrive in any kind of environment. Above, a photograph of coywolves from the Wikipedia page.

Coyotes dislike hunting in forests. Wolves prefer it. Interbreeding has produced an animal skilled at catching prey in both open terrain and densely wooded areas, says Dr Kays. And even their cries blend those of their ancestors. The first part of a howl resembles a wolf’s (with a deep pitch), but this then turns into a higher-pitched, coyote-like yipping.

The animal’s range has encompassed America’s entire north-east, urban areas included, for at least a decade, and is continuing to expand in the south-east following coywolves’ arrival there half a century ago. This is astonishing. Purebred coyotes never managed to establish themselves east of the prairies. Wolves were killed off in eastern forests long ago. But by combining their DNA, the two have given rise to an animal that is able to spread into a vast and otherwise uninhabitable territory. [...]

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