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Diet

Carnivorous , feeding principally on mammals such as deer, Canadian beaver, bighorn sheep, river otters, but also eats fish, birds, insects, fruit and carrion.

Lifespan

Around 6 to 8 years in the wild and up to 15 years in captivity.

Reproduction

Sexually mature at 1 to 2 years. Mating occurs between February and March. The 5-6 pups are born between April and May after a gestation period of 9 weeks, and are weaned after 5-8 weeks.

Predators

Gray wolf, cougar, Canadian lynx, bobcat and black bear; young may also be taken by golden eagle.

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