Introducing wolves leads to fewer wildland coyotes, researchers find


DENVER, May 8 (UPI) — As the population of gray wolves expands across the northern United States, researchers are finding a surprising side-effect: Their presence appears to lead to a reduction in the coyote population.

Wildlife researchers at the University of Washington are using radio transmitter collars and game cameras to determine how the new presence of top-of-the-food-chain predators is influencing scavengers, or “kleptoparasites,” particularly coyotes.

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