A female coyote was reportedly caught by the Parks Department in Stuyvesant Town on Sunday. No one knows exactly how she made her way to the heart of such a densely populated area of Manhattan, far from any wildlife. After being sedated, the coyote was given the name Stella and authorities planned to release her into the wilderness of the Bronx on Sunday.
This is the second time in January that a coyote has been found in Manhattan. Earlier this month, one was captured in Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, which is far closer to the natural habitat for a wild animal.