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Coyote

Coyote lookin at ya!

     We have one coyote at GarLyn Zoological Park. This is the female of the original coyote pair that were given to the zoo in the fall of 2000 and they bred the following spring. The weather was cold and rainy and when the pups were born, but we managed to raise two of the male pups. We have since lost one of the pups and sent the other one to a zoo in Japan. Coyote are a naturally shy animal. I find coyote to be more dog like than I thought they were. Pictured below is one of the two pups that we hand raised. I no longer think of coyote as just a varmint animal. Although the ones that come in at night after the birds don't rate very high on my list. They are fed a high protein meat base dog food, chicken, and small mammals when available. Coyote do produce a powerful musk smell in their urine as do fox, but much stronger than that of fox. Similar to skunk spray in smell but not quite as strong and is only present in the immediate area.

A year and half old male coyote

 


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