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The Original Coyote and its Chicagoland habitat


A field trip at night following coyotes through Chicago.

Like the coywolf, its ancestor the original coyote has moved into cities like Chicago. Biologist Stan Gehrt and his team from Ohio State have been tracking radio-collared coyotes from its downtown core to the suburbs for over 12 years. They’ve learned that coyotes go to great lengths to keep their dens secret, to protect their young; that they have evolved to be larger than their ancestors; and some are living up to four times longer than coyotes in rural areas. (Video streaming restricted to U.S. and Territories.)

Meet the Coywolf premieres Wednesday, January 22, 2014, on PBS.