Coyotes are present in New York City and are sometimes spotted in Central Park. 

Below are some tips on how to handle a coyote sighting:


-Do maintain a safe distance from coyotes

-Do make make loud noises and make yourself look bigger if you are approached by a coyote

-Do call 911 if you are injured by a coyote

-Do monitor and leash your pets if necessary

-Do be aware of your surroundings in denser areas where coyotes stay hidden and search for food

-Do properly dispose of garbage in secure containers

-Do share this information


-Don't allow your pets to approach or play with coyotes

-Don't feed coyotes or any wildlife

For more information, please visit the WildlifeNYC website.