Coyotes Come to the Big Apple

Coyotes have been spotted in the Bronx, Queens and even Manhattan. Mark Weckel, a wildlife biologist at the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, has been documenting their immigration to New York City through “camera traps” he has set up in the city parks. Weckel explains the project and shares some of his best coyote footage.

Coyotes were first spotted in New York City in the 1990s. Now they are thought to be permanent residents of the Bronx, and have been seen in Queens and Manhattan. Wildlife biologist Mark Weckel, of the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, is documenting their immigration through camera traps in New York City parks.

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Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman was the host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.