Rutgers Wildlife Experts Can Discuss Coyotes in New Jersey

New Brunswick, N.J. (March 2, 2021) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick wildlife experts Kathleen Kerwin and Chris Crosby are available for interviews on coyote ecology and behavior, how and when coyotes got to New Jersey and how to avoid human-coyote conflict.

“The eastern coyote, which arrived in New Jersey about 80 years ago, is now an established species and can be found in a variety of habitats across the state, including urban and suburban neighborhoods,” said Kerwin, program associate in the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program in Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. “Contrary to common misconceptions about these animals, coyotes are naturally wary of people and rarely act aggressively or cause any property damage. Understanding coyote ecology and behavior can help reduce negative human-coyote interactions.”

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station recently posted “Coyotes in New Jersey: History, Ecology, and Management.”

To interview Kerwin or Crosby, a Rutgers doctoral student, contact Todd Bates at [email protected]

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Broadcast interviews: Rutgers University has broadcast-quality TV and radio studios available for remote live or taped interviews with Rutgers experts. For more information, contact Neal Buccino at [email protected]

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