The coyote (Canis latrans), is a species of canine found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States and Canada. It occurs as far north as Alaska and all but the northernmost portions of Canada. There are currently 19 recognized subspecies, with 16 in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and 3 in Central America. Unlike its cousin the wolf, which is Eurasian in origin, the coyote evolved in North America during the Pleistocene epoch 1.81 million years ago, alongside the Dire Wolf. Unlike the wolf, the coyote's range has expanded in the wake of human civilization, and coyotes readily reproduce in metropolitan areas.


Coyotes eat small animals, mostly rodents and birds, They are also know to be hunted by wolves.

Appearance & colorEdit

The coyote looks like a fox with a wolf's coat. It's color is mainly dark gray and brown legs. It's face looks like a fox.

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