About the Coyote
DescriptionHabitatBehaviorThreats & StatusFun Fact
The coyote is a canine that is native to North America. Their fur is light grey and reddish, with black and white throughout. Their body length is between 3 & 4 feet.
The range of the coyote is abundant through the entire North American continent. Because coyotes are spread throughout North America, they roam several different habitats, such as open grasslands, forests and mountains.
Coyote pups are born in dens or under ledges. Also, the male plays an important role in feeding, grooming and guarding the pups. Between June & July, the pups follow their parents to hunt their prey as well as look for new territory. Around August, they leave their families.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the status of the coyote is least concern.
In Native American folklore, the coyote is a skin walker or trickster.