Photo by Christopher Ives


Shy and lovely, for a long long time we couldn’t get Tender to go out into the Small Animal Garden. Serendipitously, we had a filmmaker visiting us when she finally dared to explore one cold, windy day. Now we have a very hard time getting her back in for the night.

Animal Fact

"Coyotes are not picky eaters. They hunt and eat small prey, such as rodents, rabbits and squirrels, as well as insects and fruit, depending on what is available to them. Coyotes can also work together to kill deer" (Live Science).

Stories About Tender

Note: Many of our posts are collections of stories about multiple animals at Earthfire. The animal you’re looking for may not be shown in these post previews, but each post does contain a relevant story. 

Woman sits next to a coyote in a grassy field
A Conversation with Penelope Smith

Penelope Smith is a revered founding pioneer in the field of interspecies telepathic communication since the 1970s. Her visionary work has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, in numerous...

Woman holding a black and white fox
Not Just a Human Thing

In a recent team meeting, we talked about the connections that each of us have with the animals. It struck me just how similar humans and animals are when it...

Raccoons emerging from a crate

The weather was perfect and the girls were ready, so we knew it was the right day for releasing our rehabilitation raccoons. We found the ideal spot with a small...

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