Coyotes (Canis latrans) are intelligent and adaptable. They can be found throughout North and Central America, thriving in major urban areas as well as in remote wilderness. This adaptability helped coyotes resist widespread efforts early in the 1900s to exterminate them in the West, including Yellowstone National Park, where other mid-size and large carnivores such as cougars and wolves were eradicated. The coyote is a common predator in Greater Yellowstone, often seen traveling through open meadows and valleys. Continue: Description, Population, and Coyotes and Humans
Number in Yellowstone
Where to See
Meadows, fields, other grasslands, and foraging for small mammals along roadways.
Size and Behavior