Corona in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Despite years of extermination programs, the coyote remains one of North America's most successful predators. The coyote is usually a solitary hunter of insects, rodents and other small animals. Packs of coyotes will sometimes hunt deer or other large prey.
Range: Widely distributed throughout North America
Coyotes Invade New York
Coyotes were first spotted in New York State in 1925. Since then, sightings have become more frequent, as the animals move closer and closer to urban areas. Coyotes have even been documented within New York City limits!
Wolf vs. Coyote
Coyotes can thrive where wolves have been eliminated. Coyotes move into wolf-free areas, often hunting large animals that would not normally be their prey. If wolves are reintroduced, the two species compete for food. Wolves invariably win, and coyote numbers dramatically decrease.
In Spring, the females give birth to approximately 6 pups. The young are cared for by the mother, the father and other "helpers" who are usually youngsters from a previous year. Born blind and helpless, pups develop
Erected by Wildlife Conservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 40° 44.762′ N, 73° 50.917′ W. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. It is in Corona. Marker can be reached from the intersection of United Nations Avenue North and Grand Central Parkway East, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Life and Times of the Coyote (here, next to this marker); What's Amazing about this Aviary? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bison: An American Icon Saved (about 300 feet away); Puma: The Hunted (about 400 feet away); Puma (about 400 feet away); Our rescued pumas (about 400 feet away); Black, Trans & Alive (Qweens Song), 2021 (about 400 feet away); Pronghorn: Masters of Migration (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.