Title

Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Volume

157

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

2014

First Page

127

Last Page

136

Abstract

Highlights

•We tested patch choice in captive coyotes using urban and natural habitat.

•Coyotes preferred the homogeneous structure of their natal habitat.

•Coyotes, especially females and bold animals, next preferred a mixture of habitat.

•Food had no effect on coyote patch choice.

•Urban areas with both types of habitat are more likely to be used by coyotes.