Carnivores

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The Maned Wolf

The maned wolf's scientific name is Chrysocyon Brachyurus. They only come across each other during mating season. Their diet is mainly small to medium sized prey and or fruits or vegetables. They get blamed for killing cattle and things but they are too big for them. Their mating season is from November to April. The gestation period lasts 60-65 days. They have 2-6 black furred pups. They weigh up to 16 oz. For the first year the pups rely on their parents for food. The wolves even share territory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maned_wolf


http://www.google.com/search?q=maned+wolf&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=44nsULvLO-Ge2QWzi4CQCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=643

The Gray Wolf

Gray wolf is it’s common name. Canis lupus is the Latin name. Live in most US places. They eat large hoofed animals, small prey & dead animals. Animals walk from place to place. Their ecological role is maintaining healthy wildlife herds. It's the largest member of it's family.



http://www.defenders.org/gray-wolf/basic-facts


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_wolf


Some facts about carnivores:

  • Not all carnivores are meat eaters
  • The fastest land animal is a carnivore
  • Largest carnivore is a Brown Bear
  • Smallest carnivore is a Least Weasel
  • About 250 species of carnivores
  • Two different categories, (dog-like and cat-like.)

The Harp Seal

The Harp Seal, also known as Pagophilus Groenlandicus. The Harp seals prefers to be in the water rather than being on the land. They live in places with packed ice and they follow the ice north to summer breeding lands. They eat small fish and crustaceans and they can be underwater for up to 15 minutes. At age 5-6 the female harp seal is sexually matured. The females will usually give birth anytime from mid-February to early March. The mother will wean a newborn for 12 days. After they have weaned their pups in late March and early April is when they start mating and gestation is approximately 11 months long. Adult harp seals can grow to be 5-6 feet long and can weigh up anywhere from 300-400 pounds.Newborn pups normally weigh about 24 lbs and can be 31-33 inches long





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harp_seal

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/harp-seal/

http://www.mysticaquarium.org/animals-and-exhibits/species-of-the-month/706-harp-seal