American Museum of Natural History in NYC

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC publishes monthly Science Bulletins which include their Bio Diversity News. This is their monthly video program exploring the diversity of life on earth and our human footprint on the biosphere. This month’s story is about a study on behavioral adaptions in coyotes inhabiting urban environments. Coyote Yipps is included — what an honor!  To see more of their videos check out this link: http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/news/urban-coyotes-mate-for-life.

Here is the video, “Urban Coyotes Mate For Life”.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gail
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 19:40:40

    Wonderful! Congratulations!
    Oddly, many people will view the coyotes’ monogamy as anthropomorphic. Hey, if that helps to place them in a more acceptable light overall, better yet! In general, I think anthropomorphism is underappreciated. Why shouldn’t they have some feelings similar to humans? (This could be a blow to the anthropocentric among us!)
    So glad to see this. Thanks :)

    Reply

    • yipps
      Dec 03, 2012 @ 03:56:01

      Hi Gail —

      Thanks for the congrats!

      In fact, I think these, and many animals, are much more similar to us than we are willing to give them credit for. Humans have such a need to see themselves as extremely unique, when in fact, we are all animals with lots of similarities. Janet

  2. me
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 15:59:35

    Félicitations! Yay, coyoteyipps.com! :-)

    Reply

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