Return to the Wild - Evolving perspectives on Canadian wildlife
The coyote's range consists of the continental U.S., much of Canada and as far south as Costa Rica.

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The coyote is so agile, it can change direction mid-step while running, even at speeds of up to 48 kilometres per hour.

Scientific name: Canis latrans
Average weight: 9 kg–23 kg (male)
7 kg–18 kg (female)
Average length: 120 cm–150 cm (including tail; female smaller than male)
Average lifespan: 8–10 years in the wild; 21 years in captivity
A coyote walks through a Quebec field.


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Recording of a pack of howling coyotes.