Coyote

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderCarnivora
FamilyCanidae
GenusCanis
Binomial nameCanis latrans

Range Map

Coyote range map
Range of species in blue

Description

The coyote is a midsize wild canine, with the look of a domestic dog, although they are thinner and smaller than the gray wolf. 

Their color is grayish-brown with a white underbody. They measure about 1.5 m (including the tail) and weigh from 6.8 to 21 kg. 

This highly adaptable omnivore has an extremely varied diet, which includes: cactus fruits, flowers, insects, rodents, rabbits, birds, and reptiles.

Coyotes can be found in any habitat across North and Central America. Their lifespan ranges from 10 to 14 years in the wild and up to 21 years in captivity.

Articles

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