Woman attacked by coyote while walking on upstate NY trail

Authorities say a woman has suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a coyote while walking on a trail in a rural upstate New York town.<<<Read More>>> Woman speaks out about terrifying coyote attack <<<Video Here>>>

Wolf attacks on cattle and hunting dogs rise

*Editor’s Note* – Before, during and after reading this news article, the WEI staff highly recommends that readers first look at and refer to a study about the DNA make-up of so-called gray wolves in the United States. Please follow this link and then click on the link to “Science Advances.” The more serious problem […]

Rare Wolf or Common Coyote? It Shouldn’t Matter, But It Does

The Canadian government has spent more than 10 years deliberating over whether Algonquin wolves are a unique species. In a key decision on June 14, they decided they were and listed them as “threatened,” which makes it illegal to hunt them. But last month, new genetic research in the journal Evolutionary Genetics asserted just the opposite. That study suggests that between 50 and […]

Wolf Species Are Part Coyote

Gray wolves, pushed to near extinction in the 1960s, have roamed North America alongside two other wolf species—the red wolf in the southeastern U.S. and the Eastern wolf in the area surrounding the Great Lakes. But an analysis of their genomes has revealed a surprise: they are all actually one type of wolf, with varying […]

A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

A new species combining wolves, coyotes and dogs is evolving before scientists’ eyes in the eastern United States. Wolves faced with a diminishing number of potential mates are lowering their standards and mating with other, similar species, reported The Economist. The interbreeding began up to 200 years ago, as European settlers pushed into southern Ontario […]

Millions of ‘coywolf’ coyote-wolf hybrids live in North America

Wolves, coyotes, and dogs have formed a new type of creature referred to as the “coywolf” — that is, it is primarily a coyote-wolf hybrid — and researchers estimate there are now millions of them roaming around North America. Researchers believe a growing lack of suitable mates lead wolves to start breeding with dogs and […]

Misrepresentation of Facts for Political Gain

In a recent opinion piece discovered in an American newspaper, the writer stated: “…nearly 98 percent of all livestock losses are from birth defects, illness, injuries, and natural disasters…” If true, then 2% of all livestock losses are from other causes. What other causes? This statement is quite misleading and does nothing actually to inform […]

Coywolves, coyote-wolf hybrids, are prowling Rock Creek Park and D.C. suburbs

Farley probably saw a coywolf — a coyote-wolf hybrid — says Javier Monzon, a genetics researcher at Stony Brook University in New York. Regular coyotes, which are native to the American Southwest and the Great Plains area, tend to be tawny-colored and weigh around 25 pounds. Coywolves run upward of 45 pounds and come in […]

Coyote-Wolf Hybrids Have Spread Across U.S. East

Predators bred with Great Lakes wolves, then moved south, DNA shows. Hybrid offspring of coyotes and wolves have spread south along the eastern seaboard, a new DNA study confirms. Scientists already knew that some coyotes, which have been gradually expanding their range eastward, mated with wolves in the Great Lakes (map) region. The pairings created […]

Coyotes (Canis latrans) are definitive hosts of Neospora caninum

Abstract Four captive-raised coyote pups consumed tissues from Neospora caninum-infected calves. Faeces were examined from 4 days before to 28 days after infection. One pup shed N. caninum-like oocysts, which tested positive for N. caninum and negative for Hammondia heydorni using PCR tests. Coyotes are the second discovered definitive host of N. caninum, after dogs. […]