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Chicago Sees Increase in Coyote Population; Wolves and Bears Next?

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Chicago Sees Increase in Coyote Population; Wolves and Bears Next?

An Ohio State University study finds there are approximately 2,000 coyotes living in the Chicago metropolitan area, some living just outside O’Hare International Airport.

Stan Gehrt, a wildlife ecologist and associate professor at Ohio State who has led coyote tracking efforts in Chicago, said he “couldn’t find an area in Chicago where there weren’t coyotes.”

He also said the estimate of 2,000 coyotes in the Chicago area is on the conservative side, and there could be many more.

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