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Four Cook County coyote pups are rounded up for health checks by biologists for The Urban Coyote Research Project. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY
More than 1,200 DNA profiles of Cook County coyotes have been collected in 20 years through the research initiative in coordination with the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
Each spring, wildlife biologists follow up on mother coyotes to locate dens and conduct health work ups on the puppies.
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3:25 pm CDT June 12, 2018
Biologists go in as a group to try and find the pups, and then do a health work up and tag the puppies. The work has been on-going for nearly 20 years, and DNA profiles have been collected for more than 1,200 coyotes.