Effects of sterilization on territory fidelity and maintenance, pair bonds, and survival rates of free-ranging coyotes

Authors: Cassity Bromley and, Eric M Gese

From the Canadian Journal of Zoology

Current research suggests that surgical sterilization of coyotes could prove to be an effective method of reducing their depredation rates on domestic sheep by modifying their predatory behavior. [...] We tested whether surgically sterilized coyotes maintained pair bonds and territories in the same manner as intact coyotes.

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