What else can be learned from trapping coyotes?

In addition to learning about the habits and movements of coyotes, wildlife biologists often gather other data on animals they trap and release.

Click on the Information icon (i) for each coyote in the Visulization Tool. What data was collected? What samples were taken?  Why do you think this data is important to wildlife biologists? How might the data assist the Department of Natural Resources in establishing rules and regulations for hunting or trapping coyotes?

Create a chart or graph using data gathered on the coyotes when they were trapped. 

If you were tracking coyotes, what would YOU want to learn?


HS-LS2-2 (High School)

Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales. 

MS-LS2-1 (Middle School)

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.