Zoe the western coyote was born in captivity in Colorado, USA 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, 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 Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) and received permission to bring Zoe to Ontario to live as a permanent resident at our sanctuary.
Coyotes can live up to ten years in the wild but many die before age three due to disease, predation by animals, humans, and collisions with vehicles. In captivity, coyotes have been known to live up to eighteen years.
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