Fossils excavated from the fossil-rich Bighorn Basin in Wyoming shed new light on the different physical and behavioral traits of early carnivorous mammals known as hyaenodontids.
While recovering wolf populations have long been driving the debate between conservationists and livestock owners, what about coyotes? The states of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are helping researchers conduct surveys in order to study southern coyotes and how they manage to coexist with humans.
In a historic move, California has become the first state to officially ban wildlife-killing contests, a controversial topic among livestock holders and conservationists as of late.
Even while pure grey wolf populations continue to recover in North America, the top dog has been, and may continue to be, the coywolf. A hybrid of coyote, wolf, and even wild dog, this species appears to be one of the most successful predators in the United States, despite the fact it is one of the least protected animals.