Kingdom : Animalia
                           Class : Mammalia
                        Family : Canidae
         Scientific Name : Canis latrans

                        Size(L) : 75cm - 90cm 
                                        (30in - 35in)
                        Weight : 7kg - 21kg 
                                        (15lbs - 46lbs)
                  Top Speed : 64km/h (40mph)
                   Life Span : 10 - 15 years

                       Colour : Brown, Grey, Tan
                  Skin Type : Fur
 Distinctive Features : Pointed ears and 
                                       nose and a long, 
                                       bushy tail
  1. Coyotes have their origin and are native to North and Central America.
  2. They are also known as Prairie Wolves and are thought to have a split off from the European grey wolf.
  3. They are species on their own and differ from the wolves and dogs.
  4. There are around 19 subspecies of coyotes, of which 3 are found in central America.
  5. The rest of the species are found across the forests, plains and deserts of Mexico, Canada and the USA.
  6. They grow to an average length of 75-90cm.
  7. The Eastern Coyote is the largest species and the northern subspecies are generally bigger than the southern subspecies.
  8. They are known to be able to run at 40mph for extended periods and also jump up to 4m high.
  9. Though nocturnal in nature, they can also be found in daytime in areas where they are free of human persecution.
  10. They are known to adapt very well to suburban life.
  11. When not looking for food, they stay in burrows.
  12. They dig their own burrows or occupy the empty badger burrows, if available.
  13. The range of their territories depends on the availability of food.
  14. They are less sociable than wolves and have different vocalization patterns, ecology and pack structure.
  15. The range of their facial expressions is not as varied as that of the wolves.
  16. Their coloring varies according to their geographical location.
  17. Distinctively, they have pointed ears and a long, bushy tail.
  18. They are carnivores preying on rabbit, mice and deer.
  19. Their natural predators are bears, wolves and humans.

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