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STUDY OF COYOTE IN YELLOWSTONE UNDER WAY

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The first major study of coyotes in Yellowstone National Park in 50 years began recently.

Park Superintendent Robert Barbee said the Wildlife Research Institute of Moscow, Idaho, was awarded a contract for the comprehensive four-year research project.Institute research associate Robert Crabtree, who recently conducted a similar coyote project in Washington state, is heading the coyote research team in Yellowstone.

Barbee said researchers will focus on Yellowstone's northern range, where coyotes are common and appear to play important roles in ecosystem functions.