Coyote's old design has emerald green eyes and short brown hair that fades to darker brown towards the tips. Both her animal ears and animal tail follow the same color pattern as her hair. She wears a long sleeved white shirt, a white fur collar and a brown vest with a darker brown back and golden buttons. Both her lace tie and short circular skirt have the same green and white plaid pattern. She wears dark brown over the knee socks and black shoes with white fur and white toe caps.
Coyote's new design is tanned with ember eyes and short beige hair that fades to white towards the tips, with a light brown bang between her eyes. Her big animal ears are light brown as well, and her black tipped tail has the same color as her hair. Coyote wears a dark gray shirt with a white tank top underneath. The tank top has the US Route 212 sign on the middle. She wears a beige skirt held by a black belt with a U.S. flag buckle, and long gloves and thigh-high socks that are both yellow in color. She wears white sneakers that have a black and white sole that creates a design similar to the animal's paw.
In Real Life
Coyotes, or also known as prairie wolves or brush wolves, are canines that are smaller and more lightly built than the typical wolf. The coyote, whose name comes from the Aztec word coyotl, is typically found as far north as Alaska, and as far south as Central America, however they are most abundant in the Great Plains. They stand 24 inches (60 cm) tall, weigh around 20 to 50 pounds (9 to 23 kg), and are around 3.3 to 4.3 feet (1 to 1.3 meters) long, including its tail. The fur of coyotes are normally shades or white and red, with a black-tipped tail, but they can vary in many sizes and color, and not just stay close to the average.
Coyotes are nocturnal, and very good hunters, who can run up to 4 miles per hour (6.4 km per hour). They are visual predators, but can smell and hear to locate prey when need be. They typically hunt down adult deer and hare. The larger the pack the coyote is in, the larger animals they tend to capture. Whenever coyotes cannot obtain the prey they need, they eat large amounts of berries and fruits, however they can become much more leaner in return. This is an example why coyotes can appear more fatter during the winter, when deers are easier to capture, other than the summer, when they are not.
Coyote populations have been steady since documentation at the start of the 21st century, and even though there has been hunting and harming of coyotes, their population rates don’t seem to be going down at all. In fact, overabundance of coyotes are more feared by the populous more than extinction, so the coyote fares well in that aspect.
Coyote sometimes form a mutualistic relationship with American badgers to help each other digging preys. Social interactions have been observed where Coyotes were seen laying their heads on badger companions and licking their faces.
- The Route 212 symbol on her shirt is the sign for U.S. Route 212, a 949-miles highway running from Yellowstone National Park to Minnesota Highway 62 at Edina, Minnesota.
- The origin of canine's name came from Mexico, where it was variously transcribed as cayjotte and cocyotie, while its pronunciation comes from a Spanish borrowing of the animal's Nahuatl name coyōtl. The English spelling was standardized as "coyote" by the 1880s.
- Coyotes can form hybrids, informally called Coywolves, with Eastern wolves and Gray wolves.
- Coyote was featured as as a major cartoon character, Wile E. Coyote, with the Greater Roadrunner, named as Road Runner in in the animated cartoons series, Looney Tunes. Wile E. Coyote is able to catch Road Runner only in very rare occasions.
- Coyotes can reach up to 65 km/h (40 mph) when hunting or fleeing which, in contrary to the cartoon, is twice as fast as greater roadrunners.