New coyote added to LA urban coyote study

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The National Park Service’s Los Angeles Urban Coyote Project, which was launched over a year ago in May, has recently added a new coyote to its study. Biologists are tracking the additional coyote, a three-year old lactating female named C-149 that resides near the LA River in the northeast part of the city. As part of the project, the biologists are seeking to better understand how coyotes exist in LA, which is one of the most developed cities in the nation. Some aspects of the project include tracking the coyotes and analyzing their scat collected by citizen scientists. The researchers hope the urban coyote project can help assist residents and policymakers in making decisions about coexisting with the species. Read more about the addition to the project at the Topanga Messenger.