This is desert country, which means visitors will often hear the howls of coyotes during the night while vacationing to the Grand Canyon region.
But coyotes are not the only canids that visitors may see or hear. The Gray fox also calls this region home.
Found throughout Arizona, the coyote is the state’s most familiar animal. Even where coyotes aren’t seen, visitors may hear their choruses of howls, yelps, and barks, especially during the night. The animal’s pointed ears, narrow nose, generally brown coat color, and black-tipped tail, which is usually held downward, help differentiate coyotes from dogs and wolves.
Gray fox range throughout much of the southern half of North America. The animal is distinguished from most other canids by its grizzled upper parts, strong neck and black-tipped tail.