Coyotes are one of three wild canid species found in Yellowstone National Park and the one most likely to be seen by park visitors. Coyotes can be distinguished by their tawny color coats. Larger than a fox, which is usually red or orange in color, rarely are these two mistaken for each other. But many visitors mistakenly think they are seeing a wolf when they are actually seeing a coyote. Wolves tend to be quite a bit larger and are rarely a tawny color.
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