Intelligent and adaptable, the coyote (Canis latrans) 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 20th century to eliminate them in the West, including Yellowstone National Park. The coyote is a common predator in Greater Yellowstone, often seen traveling through open meadows and valleys, alone or in packs.

Updated 8/16/2010