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Coyotes Love New York, Too

05.03.2010
Paul D. Curtis, Cornell University associate professor of Natural Resources, comments on the recent appearances of coyotes in Chelsea, on the Columbia University campus and other areas of New York City.

“Coyotes, raccoons and several other wildlife species can be very adaptable. These animals can flourish in urban parks and green spaces, including areas such as Central Park in New York City.

There are may greenways, power transmission lines, train tracks and other travel corridors these animals can use to move through highly developed residential areas.

It is not unusual for dispersing coyotes to travel many miles, and coyotes are very common in southern Westchester County. Coyotes have been in Central Park in the past, and will continue to appear in such urban parks and green spaces throughout most of New York State.

People will need to find ways to coexist with urban wildlife to minimize potential conflicts and concerns.”

--Paul D. Curtis, associate professor of Natural Resources, Cornell University.

Joe Schwartz, Cornell University Press Relations Office
(607) 254-6235
Joe.Schwartz@cornell.edu

Joe Schwartz | Newswise Science News
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