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In Urban Jungle, Coyote and Fox Coexist Peacefully

The two species are enemies in the wild, but Wisconsin biologists found they surprisingly tolerate each other in cities.

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Wildlife biologists expect coyotes and red foxes to avoid or even attack each other–but in cities, it’s a different story, according to new research on the animals out of Madison, Wisconsin. Why? The theory goes that the abundance of food available in cities reduces competition between the species.