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Not The Same As Wolves

Although wolves and coyotes seem similar, they are two very separate animals.1)

Not Pests

Although coyotes are frequently considered pests, they really aid in the reduction of rodent and other harmful animal populations.2)


Coyote parents cooperate to raise their young in both urban and rural coyote populations, which helps to enhance survival rates.3)

Can Be Bred With Dogs And Wolves

Both wolves and dogs may breed with coyotes. For instance, the eastern coyotes, a species of hybrid coyote known as “coywolves” and “coydogs,” possess both wolf and dog DNA.4)

Great Swimmers

Because they can swim well, coyotes have colonized islands and expanded their numbers.5)

Snow Coyotes

In Newfoundland, a small group of “snow coyotes” may be discovered. They stand out because of a trait that causes their coats to turn powder white. According to scientists, the DNA mutation happened when a coyote and a golden retriever mated.6)


Coyotes have lifelong partners and are monogamous.7)

Pronunciation In West Canada

Coyote is typically pronounced “ky-ote” by Western Canadians.8)

Pronunciation In Ontario

People in Ontario rhyme coyote with “Wile E”.9)

Very Fast

Coyotes have a maximum speed of 43 mph (69 km per hour). A person's highest speed is 28 mph (45 km per hour).10)


Coyotes consume a wide variety of foods, such as fruit, grass, deer, fish, frogs, birds, fish eggs, rabbits, rodents, and carrion.11)

Companion Of The Creator

According to several Native American tribes, including the Chinook, Maidu, Paiute, Pawne, and Ute, the coyote is the Creator's companion.12)

More Coyotes Than Before

There are more coyotes now than there were when the United States Constitution was adopted, despite the fact that they have been hunted and trapped for more than 200 years.13)

Other Names

Along with Medicine Dog and Brother, other names for the coyote include Little Wolf and Old Man Coyote.14)

Mythology Of Native Americans

The coyote introduced salmon to the rivers and taught people how to create fish traps and salmon spears, according to Northwest Native American folklore.15)

Scientific Name

Coyote's scientific name is Canis latrans, which translates to “barking dog”.16)

Olfactory Receptors

The nose of a person has roughly 5 million olfactory receptors. A coyote is said to have 300 million olfactory receptors, according to scientists. 17)

Walking On Toes

To minimize noise, coyotes may walk on their toes.18)

American Jackal

The American jackal is another name for the coyote.19)

Weight Differences

Coyotes living in low desert and valleys, which average 20 pounds, are substantially lighter than those residing in hilly terrain. Mountain coyotes, on the other hand, can weigh up to 50 pounds.20)


One of the creatures with the greatest capacity for adaptation is the coyote. To thrive in a variety of settings, they can alter their social structures, nutrition, and reproductive practices.21)

Low Survival

In their first year, just 50% of coyote pups survive.22)

Least Concern

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified the coyote as “least concern” due to its widespread and prolific distribution.23)

19 Subspecies

19 subspecies of coyotes have been identified by scientists as of 2008.24)

Greatest Threat To Coyotes

Humans provide the biggest threat to coyotes, followed by cougars and gray wolves.25)

Representation Of Power Or Cowardness

In Mesoamerican mythology, the coyote is seen as a representation of power. However, it came to be viewed as cowardly and unreliable once Europeans colonized the Americas.26)

Wolves And Coyote DNA

Most North American wolves, according to DNA tests, have coyote DNA.27)


A coyote has a jump height of up to 14 feet and can cover 40 feet in a single bound.28)

Largest Coyote

An adult male coyote slain near Afton, Wyoming, in 1937 was the biggest coyote ever recorded. He weighed 75 lb and had a height of 4 ft 11 in (1.5 m) from snout to tail (34 kg).29)

More Shades

Compared to coyotes who live in the desert, coyotes that live at higher elevations typically have more black and gray tones in their coats.30)

coyote.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/22 23:48 by eziothekilla34