In the center of the lovely Parque Centenario in the Coyoacán borough of Mexico City stands a bronze statue fountain portraying a pair of beautiful coyotes surrounded by jets of water. Created in 1967, this public artwork makes reference to the etymology of the borough’s name, which translates as “place of the abundant coyotes” in the language of the Aztecs.
Historians have suggested that coyotes were once a common sight in this part of the Mexican valley. During the reign of the Aztec empire, what is now buildings and roads would have been covered in pine forest and scrubland where coyotes and other animals dwelt. What’s more, the coyote was an animal with much significance in the Aztec cosmovision.
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