The Ohio State University

Dr. Stan Gehrt operates within the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory at The Ohio State University (OSU). With the structural support of the University, the wildlife lab in Dundee, IL, provides a perfect, practical learning environment for graduate students and other researchers. Through the University's Extension program, Dr. Gehrt and his colleagues are able to expand the reach of their public educational efforts.

Coyote 115 at capture

We were not able to capture the first mate of Coyote 1 prior to his death (likely from a vehicle), but we captured her second mate, Coyote 115, on February 18, 2004, at the peak of the mating season. Coyote 115 was in excellent condition at 18 kg (40 lbs). He remained with Coyote 1 constantly until her death in 2010. Their relationship was interesting to observe, where at times they were inseparable, and other times they would take short breaks from each other. Still, they defended the same territory together continuously after 115’s collaring date.