Yellowstone's top dog

Milstein, M.

National Parks, Vol. 65 Issue 3 pp. 24


Little is known about the coyote, the most prevalent predator of the American West. Coyotes inhabiting Yellowstone Natl Park are unique in that they enjoy protected status and may not be hunted. About 400 of these animals, living in Yellowstone's lower elevation northern range, are being studied. More than half have been safely captured, examined, and equipped with radio tracking devices before being returned to their habitat. This research may reverse some misunderstandings about the coyote and may affect the planned return of wolves to the park.

Patrick Cross1991