The coyote is the only animal that sounds like a human when we talk to them.
Its call can range from a “dubbed coyote,” which is a “scooping, rumbling, squawking, barking” call, to “a long, slow and deep squeal” which is described as “a loud, low and prolonged screech.”
And yet it’s often considered an endangered species, according to the World Wildlife Fund, which says it has fewer than 1,000 left in the wild.
It’s the first animal to be classified as endangered in the United States.
The coyotes’ distinctive squeaks are a warning that predators are nearby, and also a call that is used by coyotes to alert each other to each other’s presence.
They also help them avoid predators in the woods, where they can be seen and heard by wildlife biologists.
In the 1970s, the US Fish and Wildlife Service named the coyotes “The American Bird,” but it was not until 2006 that the coyottos’ official name was added to the Endangered Species Act.
They were then known as the “snowy-haired” coyotes, according the Washington State Department of Fish and Game.
In 2016, the U.S. Fish and National Wildlife Service declared the coyotte “threatened” and placed it in the Endangerment Report.
The species’ survival was “very precarious,” according to Michael Pecher, a senior endangered species expert with the University of Colorado.
The endangered status was lifted in 2019, when a state agency added “sudden-death events” to its list of threats, Pechers office said.
“The loss of habitat is particularly acute and the coyota population has been significantly affected by that,” he said.
In a 2015 report, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that coyotes and other animals were the most threatened species worldwide.
The UNODC also said that as of last year, the population of the coyo in the country had shrunk by 75 percent.
That decrease came after a significant population expansion in recent years, according Pecheers office.
“What we’ve seen is the decline in habitat, the loss of food sources and the increase in coyote attacks and attacks on human beings,” Peches said.
According to the USGS, the coyot population is expected to decline in the future, but for now, it’s unclear whether the population will increase or decrease.
“We really don’t know,” Pechhers office added.
“Coyotes are a relatively small, elusive species.
They are the least studied species of bird.
They’re fairly elusive.
It could be that we have not been careful in the distribution of resources to them, but we do know that they are a threat.”
Pecheyers office said that the “Sudden-Death Events” designation does not apply to wildlife habitat.
But in an email to The Huffington Post, an official from the Department of the Interior said that, in addition to the listing of the species as endangered, “any other wildlife-related events involving coyotes could result in their designation as an Endangered and/or Threatened species.”
“The department has been working closely with the UFWS and other stakeholders to develop a more complete conservation plan for the species,” the official said.
Pecheeers office told HuffPost that he did not have any specific comment about the coyow’s recovery.