The coyote (Canis latrans) are some of the most adaptable animals in North America and are commonly seen in Grand Canyon National Park. Because of their adaptability, widespread actions to try to eradicate the species in the 1900s failed while their relative, the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), was extirpated from the region. This common predator may be seen traveling either alone or in packs in all the life zones of the park.
Identification: To distinguish the coyote from some of its close relatives in the park, look for these characteristics:
Quick Facts about Coyotes:
Last updated: August 18, 2015