Coyotes – Bonnie and Clyde – Canis latrans
Both pup rescues, these two coyotes are very friendly and at ease in their new home. Bonnie was found in Simcoe unable to be released into the wild around the same time Clyde was rescued. Both came to the zoo just in time to become life companions. Like the wolves, you may get to hear our coyotes howling alongside many of our other animals.
Native to North America, the coyote is a smaller canine closely related to the gray wolf. Coyotes are abundant in North America due to their versatility and ability to adapt and respond to many different environments. Being scavengers, a coyotes diet is wide ranging and includes (but not limited to) deer, birds, reptiles, fish, fruits, and even vegetables! You may have heard their characteristic howls amongst their pack – an ear-piercing scream-like howl. Coyotes have 11 different vocalizations, all with their own function.