Coyotes are closely related to gray wolves. Although coyotes are very similar to wolves, they are two completely different species. Wolves generally move in groups, coyotes are in pairs. Wolves generally howl, but coyotes' calls are different. Coyotes are one of the most adaptable animals in the world, and sometimes they can even change their living habits.
In Central American mythology, coyotes are regarded as a symbol of military power. However, after Europe's colonial rule over America, it was considered cowardly and unreliable. Coyotes kill more livestock than any other predator in western North America. They sometimes walk on their toes and make as little noise as possible. Coyotes in deserts and valleys weigh much less than those living in mountains.