According to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, coyotes typically live 10 to 14 years in the wild. Coyotes in zoos or other facilities live to be as old as 20.
Coyotes are found all over North America. They also extend south through Central America. Coyotes are able to live in a wide range of habitats, including deserts, grasslands and populated urban and suburban areas. Coyotes are not threatened or endangered, and that status does not appear to be changing. They are most at risk of disease, although they are sometimes prey of larger animals, such as bears and wolves. Also, as coyotes move into more populated areas, some are killed in traffic accidents.