UW Researchers Performing Study to Control Coyote Numbers

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(Photo Courtesy of the University of Wyoming)
(Photo Courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

Chemical neutering to control wild coyote populations in the state is being looked at by a group of researchers from the University of Wyoming. Zoology doctoral degree student Marjorie MacGregor says they hope to use chemicals to neuter the coyotes without changing the animal’s natural behavior. She added that despite several lethal control measures, coyote populations continue to increase.

The researchers are studying the effects of chemical contraceptives on 13 male coyotes at research facilities at the university.

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