Facts about Coyotes

Facts about Coyotes

Posted by Barrett C. / in Science Facts

Coyote Facts

Coyotes live in North America

  • Coyotes are mammals.

  • Although, they look similar, coyotes are not dogs. They are wild animals.

  • Coyotes are found throughout most of North America.

  • Coyotes look similar to a wolf, but are much smaller. They are also different from a wolf because of their bushy tail, long ears and narrow face. Coyotes tails have either a black tip or a white tip.

  • Coyote fur is a mixture of yellow, brown, gray and white.

  • Coyotes have sharp teeth.

  • Yellow eyes are a feature of the coyote.

  • Coyotes weigh up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms).

  • Coyotes can adapt to many habitats such as prairies, deserts, Mountains, and forests.

  • coyote habitat photo

    Coyotes live in many different habitats

  • Coyotes are omnivores which means they eat both meet and vegetation. Coyotes are known to eat small mammals, rodents, birds, cactus, berries, insects and hunt large mammals such as deer and moose.

  • In the winter coyotes form packs to hunt larger prey such as deer and moose.

  • The coyote packs are led by a dominate male and female pair.

  • Coyotes use vocal communication such as howling to talk to their pack.

  • They have the ability to run up to 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour for short distance to catch their prey.

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