NATURE: Meet the Coywolf

NATURE: Meet the Coywolf

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 8:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of ©2013 Coy Wolf Inc.

Unravel the mysteries that define the coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf.

Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City. NATURE: Meet the Coywolf airs Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. on WXXI.