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June 10, 2020

Coyote in Zion National Park

A study by researchers at the University of Washington found that smaller predators like coyotes are drawn to the kill sites of cougars and wolves, where they can then be ambushed and killed when these top predators return.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant DEB 1652420.]

Learn more in the University of Washington news story 'Fatal attraction': Small carnivores drawn to kill sites, then ambushed by larger kin. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 10, 2020)

Credit: National Park Service

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