Reproductive biology

Little is known of reproduction in the Tasmanian wolves and they were bred only once in captivity, although females with pouch young were trapped and kept in zoos. Breeding appears to have been timed, as with other dasyurid carnivores, so that young became independent in spring when food supply is maximal. Gestation was probably less than one month, pouch life thought to be around four months. Neither the period of maternal care, post-pouch-vacation, nor the mating system is known.

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