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Coyotes are extremely adaptable in what they eat and where they live and are able to survive in the Arctic tundra or in urban Los Angeles.
Coyotes have taken over most of the areas formerly inhabited by wolves.
Western and central North America between Alaska and Costa Rica; less common (but expanding) in eastern areas
Plains and deserts, mountains to timberline
Omnivorous: rodents, fruit, grass, berries, carrion
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for coyote.