The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario's Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City.
From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, Nature
explores the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild. Owners and rescuers of the popular bird talk about the ups and downs of caring for these colorful characters and the impact of Baretta.