The Cook County, Illinois, Coyote Project

 

 

     
  Territories  

 

 

FEATURED TERRITORIES

  •  Big Mama & Coyote #115

  •  Coyote #434

  •  Lincoln Park Zoo Coyote

 

BIG MAMA & COYOTE #115

Big Mama and Coyote #115 lived in a heavily-developed area within a few miles from O’Hare International Airport.

Yellow dots are locations of Big Mama, and red dots are locations of her mate, Coyote #115.

Below are the home range boundaries of Big Mama and Coyote #115, plus their offspring born in 2006.  Each color represents a different coyote.  All were radiotracked in 2007.  Click on the map for a larger view.

 

COYOTE #434: THE RUTH MACINTYRE COYOTE

Despite living in a heavily-developed area, Coyote #434 avoided homes and yards, spending most of her time in marsh and woodlots.

The green dots are the locations of Coyote #434 from her capture in February 2010 to June 29th 2010.  During this time she was part of a coyote pack.  Following June 29th, 2010, she began to separate from her family and became a solitary coyote by the end of August, during which she moved over a large area and through multiple cities without the company of her previous pack (red dots).

 

COYOTE #441: LINCOLN PARK ZOO COYOTE

Coyote #441 appears to move quite well through downtown Chicago.  Many of her locations are along Lake Shore Drive and within Lincoln Park, however she includes many other areas within Chicago in her home range.

 GPS collar locations of Coyote #441 in downtown Chicago in 2010.


 

 
 

 

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