This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn about a canine that is thriving across North America: coyotes. They may look like wild dogs, but we learn from biologist Zoe Rossman that they are quite different from our friendly house pets.
Coyotes are opportunists, and will eat whatever they can: from garbage to cats. Originally from the desert southwestern United States and Mexico, coyotes are now found in every city in America.
Their haunting barks, yips and eerie howls sound spooky at night. But coyotes serve an important role in our ecosystem, including helping keep rodents in check.
The wily ways of coyotes have inspired stories for thousands of years, and one from the Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico has been turned into a story by Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia, illustrated by Victoria Pringle. Beth from our Kids Crew reviews the book, Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began.
This episode is mixed with great music, and loaded with facts about coyotes.
|Good Morning World||Dana Lyons||Three Legged Coyote||2009 Reigning Records||04:05|
|Five Coyotes||Nancy Stewart||Sing With Our Kids Felt Board Songs||2019 1137837 Records DK||01:43|
|One Little Coyote||The Canote Brothers||Thinga-Ma-Jig||2006 Clone Tone||04:40|
|Adobe Doghouse||Gideon Freudmann||Adobe Doghouse||1999 Gadfly Records||01:27|
|Cool Coyote||Linda Arnold||Bright Ideas||2018 Linda Arnold||01:53|
|Coyote vs. Mole||Earthworm Ensemble||Backyard Garden||2015 Earthworm Ensemble||02:22|
|Coyote Rock||The Salamanders||Livestock in the Living Room||2022 Forevermore Music, Inc.||00:46|
|Sweet and Clean||Podington Bear||Tender||2014 HUSH||01:42|
|Wild Thing||Red Hot Chili Dogs||Barnyard Beat||2007 Rhino||00:55|
|Coyote's Song||Joanne Shenandoah||Shenandoah Country||2020 Joanne Shenandoah||03:16|
|Coyote Pack Howling||Wildtones||Wild Animal Calls and Nature Sounds||2011 Wildtones||00:49|
|Coyote Song||Kristin McLean||Family Song Music||2015 Kristin McLean||01:17|
|Howl of Coyote||Hovia Edwards||Morning Star||1998 Canyon Records||02:39|
|Climbing The Mountain||Podington Bear||Meet Podington Bear||2010 Polyfree||01:19|
|Coyote||Bill Harley||Coyote||1997 Bill Harley||04:05|