South Dakota State Mammal - Coyote
South Dakota State Mammal


The coyote, designated as the official state mammal of South Dakota, is an iconic and adaptable species that plays a vital role in the state's ecosystems. As a resilient and highly adaptable predator, the coyote is found throughout South Dakota's diverse landscapes, from the prairies to the Black Hills. Revered for its intelligence and resourcefulness, the coyote symbolizes the state's appreciation for its rich natural heritage and the balance of wildlife within its borders. It serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of South Dakota's ecosystems and the need for conservation efforts to ensure the survival of this charismatic and ecologically significant mammal.

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