Coyotes are no strangers to The Bronx. They’re constantly spotted in Pelham Bay Park, New York City’s largest park (a massive 2,765 acres) as well as Van Cortlandt Park, the city’s 3rd largest park with an equally impressive area of 1,146 acres.
Last year one was spotted roaming Bronx Park East by Joseph Martinez aka Jupiter Joe as he was outside with a group of astronomy buffs around 3AM.
In December of 2013, we even had a coyote who made it to Crotona Park!
It would be of no surprise that Riva was released into one of these areas. My guess is probably Pelham Bay Park due to its size and less chances of it wandering down into Manhattan again.
From NBC News:
“Riva was released into “an appropriate wilderness area in the Bronx” Sunday night, officials said.
“Riva’s tour of Manhattan has come to a safe and beneficial conclusion,” said Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver. “Her visit to Riverside Park is a potent reminder that our city is home to a great diversity of wildlife,”
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