the wild they eat mostly rodents, birds and rabbits. When
in urban areas they eat garbage, domestic pets such as cats
and small dogs as well as raccoons, possums and ducks. They
mostly hunt and live a solitary life but they come together
when food is scarce to hunt bigger prey such as deer or
elk. They also mate in early February and build a den under
a tree or stump. They usually dig it out in order to create
a place for their young to thrive.
Their gestation period is sixty days, so they have their
young in early April. They usually give birth to anywhere
between four and six young pups and unlike people both parents
share responsibility in raising the pups. At ten weeks of
age the young learn to hunt on their own and leave the den.
they also live for 18 years in captivity and 8 years in