Coyotes and wolves have begun to cross-breed due to strains on their ecosystems. The new hybrid benefits coyote populations more than it does the wolves. Coywolves can take take down larger prey than coyotes, allowing them a better and increased food source. Scientists have discovered that the cross-breeding started in the Great Lake region when male wolves mated with female coyotes. Click below for more information:

Coyote + Wolf = Big, Carnivorous Coywolf