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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.

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.