Coyotes don’t resemble wolves enough to be protected, wildlife service says


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that coyotes will not be listed as endangered due to looking similar to the endangered Mexican wolf.

Conservation groups in December filed a petition to protect coyotes within the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area. They argued wolves are killed at “high levels” when mistaken for the more common canine, though were unable to cite how often.

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