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Coyote

The adaptable coyote lives throughout North America, even in cities. Related to dogs and wolves, these vocal canines mostly hunt alone. But they occasionally team up with other coyotes to take down large prey, like deer. This opportunistic eater will devour everything from fish to insects to fruit.

Discover why the coyote is one clever canid.

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Meet the Coywolf

Meet the Coywolf

Check out this animated video on the history of the coywolf — a coyote–wolf hybrid. Discover how early North American settlers played a role in its existence. More...

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NATURE/PBS
Canis latrans

Canis latrans

The coyote (Canis latrans) closely resembles dogs and wolves, its Canidae relatives. Check out these photos and listen to the coyote’s barks, howls, and yips. More...

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Animal Diversity Web
Coyote (Canis latrans)

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Get a close look at coyote pups and adults playing, hunting, fishing, fighting for dominance, snoozing, and howling. Click on videos to see them in action. More...

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ARKive
Coyotes ‘Shrank,’ Wolves Did Not, After Last Ice

Coyotes ‘Shrank,’ Wolves Did Not, After Last Ice

After the last Ice Age, coyotes became smaller, while wolves stayed the same size. Why? Hint: It's not related to climate change. More...

Article
National Science Foundation
Coyotes Cruise NYC

Coyotes Cruise NYC

Coyotes are getting a taste of the Big Apple. Wildlife biologist Mark Weckel is tracking these new "immigrants" to New York City. Watch his amazing camera footage. More...

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Science Friday
Coyotes Not Only Wily, They’re Also Faithful

Coyotes Not Only Wily, They’re Also Faithful

Scientists recently discovered that urban coyotes mate for life. And their fidelity is helping them thrive. Learn more about these loyal canines. More...

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National Geographic
Odd Animal Couples: Badger and Coyote

Odd Animal Couples: Badger and Coyote

A badger is a tasty meal for coyotes, yet these 2 mortal enemies sometimes work together. See why they team up. More...

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Animal Planet
Stan Gehrt

Stan Gehrt

Stan Gehrt has studied coyotes in the Chicago area over 12 years. Find out more about this renowned coyote expert. More...

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Emporia State University
Urban Coyotes Are Thriving, Mostly Not a Threat

Urban Coyotes Are Thriving, Mostly Not a Threat

Stan Gehrt, who studies urban coyotes in Chicago, talks about their territory expansion — and why these animals aren’t a major danger to people. More...

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The Ohio State University
Why Do Coyotes Howl?

Why Do Coyotes Howl?

It's no surprise the coyote's Latin name means “barking dog.” Find out why these vocal canines howl. More...

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Penn State
Wild About Wile E

Wild About Wile E

Coyotes don’t prey on roadrunners in real life. But in this game, the coyote’s after one — and it’s you! Collect birdseed and try to trick Wile E. More...

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Online 3D Games
You’re a Newborn Coyote! Quiz

You’re a Newborn Coyote! Quiz

Survival in Death Valley isn't easy. Answer these questions to see if you know how coyotes get by in one of the hottest and driest places on Earth. More...

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