A stretching coyote emulates just the right yoga pose in this shot taken near Yellowstone Lake on March 27, 2015. Though the coyote population in Yellowstone declined after the reintroduction of wolves in the mid-1990s, recent data has shown their numbers are on the rise.
Back in 1990, in an awesome piece for The New Yorker, author Ian Frazier told the—shall we say—little-known story of Wile E. Coyote's endless legal battles with the Acme Company. Now, the tale of Coyote's legal tribulations, suing Acme for grievous personal injury and catastrophic product malfunction, has been …
Just 11,500 years ago, coyotes were about 1.5 times as big as they are today. By 10,000 years ago, they had shrunk to their current proportions. What could have made these predators get so much smaller, so quickly?