Rescued by a well-meaning person and suffering several traumatic events, Shaman never adjusted to humans—or other coyotes. Because of an early injury, he can never be released into the wild—a casualty of human interference. But here at Earthfire, he is safe and well cared for. He is a stunning, independent loner. Is it possible that some animals are more innately wild than others, more suspicious, the survival instinct overriding all?

Coyote Facts from Live Science: There are 19 different subspecies of coyote. The size and coat color of coyotes varies slightly across these subspecies. For example, coyotes that live in the mountains have darker coats, while ones that live in the desert have lighter coats.

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