Title

Reproduction in captive wild-caught coyotes (Canis latrans)

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Mammalogy

Volume

83

Issue

2

Publisher

American Society of Mammalogists

Publication Date

2002

First Page

501

Last Page

506

Abstract

We assessed reproductive patterns of coyotes (Canis latrans) from a 12-year data set involving 24 pairs of captive animals acquired from Latah County, Idaho. None of the females had placental scars (fetal implantation sites) at 1 year of age, but over 80% had placental scars by 2 years of age. The fraction with placental scars remained at 80-90% through age 9 years and then declined to