Urban coyotes could be setting the stage for larger carnivores — wolves, bears and mountain lions — to move into cities

Coyotes are the largest of the mammalian carnivores to have made their way to, and thrived in, urban settings. A researcher estimates that about 2,000 coyotes live in the Chicago metro area. The coyote is “the test case for other animals,” he says, such as wolves, bears and mountain lions.


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