A coyote can run as fast as 40 mph. The coyote uses its speed, sharp vision and strong nose to hunt for prey.Know More
The coyote is also a pack animal and hunts in groups. Coyotes are highly adaptable and will work with one another as a pack to find food wherever they may be. They will eat fish, rodents, frogs, rabbits, deer, grass, carrion, snakes, fruit and insects. Many people are frustrated by living near coyotes because they have been known to kill calves, lambs and even pets. In the United States, farmers and ranchers are allowed to kill coyote who trespass on their land. Coyote populations are now quite high as the coyote has adapted to urban environments and has few predators.
Coyotes weigh between 20 and 50 pounds. They live up to 14 years in the wild, and they form strong bonds within their pack. Adult coyotes will remain close by as their pups grow up and take care of them. They will hunt for them and bring back food for them. Typically, the parents wait until the pups are approximately 6- to 9-months-old before teaching them how to hunt. They communicate among one another by calls.Learn more about Wolves
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Wolves can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour in short bursts. A wolf's trotting speed is around 5 miles per hour. As wide-ranging animals, wolves can cover as much as 30 miles of ground in a day when hunting.Full Answer >
In the wild, ostriches have demonstrated top running speeds of more than 40 mph, according to the National Wildlife Federation. The ostrich is the largest bird in the world and relies on its speed in order to outrun predators.Full Answer >
Quarter horses that are bred specifically for running short distances can reach speeds of 50 mph, whereas thoroughbred horses, which are bred for running and not racing speed, can reach speeds of approximately 40 mph. Some horses are not bred for running at all, and they are only able to complete a running walk that can reach speeds of 15 mph, or a canter of approximately 30 mph.Full Answer >