Zoe the coyote was born in captivity, in Colorado, in the Spring of 2011. Raised by humans, Zoe soon became too habituated to people to be released and survive in the wild. Zoe’s caregivers were unable to find her a permanent home in captivity, so officials decided to euthanize Zoe. In a last-ditch effort to save her life, Zoe’s caregivers contacted Aspen Valley to see if we could take her. Aspen Valley approached the MNR and received permission to bring Zoe to Ontario, to live as a permanent resident at our sanctuary.
Zoe’s new friend is eight month old Tippy, from Alberta. His story is similar to Zoe’s. We are so glad that we were able to provide these two energetic, young, fun-loving coyotes with a permanent home.
Coyotes can live up to ten years in the wild, but many die before age three due to disease, predation by animals and humans, and collisions with vehicles. In captivity, coyotes have been known to live up to eighteen years.