Largest in North America, the gray wolf can range in different colors depending on which forest of Tundra they range upon. They can live up to ten to eighteen years and average the length of 102-163 cm. An adult may even weigh in up to 85-115 pounds, but smaller is the female weighing 50 to 100 pounds. Considered the world’s most natural villain, the gray wolf has rarely ever attacked humans. However, they may take it upon them to attack our everyday domesticated animals like our dogs, rabbits, cats, or even our livestock, which can cause tragedy because then they are trapped and shot.
Reintroduction of Wolves Canis Lupus or the wolf is a carnivorous animal who hunts for its prey. The grey wolf (Canis lupus) is native to the wilderness and remote areas of North America, Eurasia, and North Africa. Eurasia and North America used to hold most of the worlds wolf population, but the numbers have begun to decline over the years. The grey wolf is the largest wild member of the canidae family; the dog is the domesticated form of the grey wolf. The dog and the wolf are the same species.
Another kind of wolf i sthe red and the abyssinian wolf the red wolf lives in the southern united states and southern africa there's only fourty of them left. the abyssinian wolf lives in Ethiopia, East Africa, theres only forty of them left. Wolves are slender animals and can run up to 40 mles per hour. Wolves can bring down an animal three times it's own weight, they only weigh up to 90-120 pounds. The wolves diet is,they mainly eat meat, which includes wild sheep, wild goat, musk,and domestic cattle.
In 1914 the United States Congress approved the funding to destroy wolves. Many of the Government bounty hunters decided to help farmers to protect there livestock from the destructive creatures, and ever since there has been a chain reaction in the environment from coyote populations increasing to specific types of vegetation on the edge of extinction . we should bring back the Mexican wolf for a few reasons. Like the affect of the absents of the Mexican wolf for over sixty years. The Mexican wolf has been missing from landscape for over sixty years.
Pine Beetle When one thinks of Colorado, what often comes to mind are vast mountain ranges, green pine trees and massive amounts of snow. This year as I made my way through the Rockies the trees weren’t as green, in fact they appeared to be brown, Since that day I have been curious if the pine trees will survive this brutal beetle kill epidemic. Although the western pine beetle may be small in size, it poses a large threat to the pine tree community. The western pine beetle is not a new invasive species; they have always occupied pine forest regions. The pine beetles actually play a large role in the pine forest ecosystem.
Despite resistance from ranchers and other outside the park, the wolves have formed numerous packs and continue to thrive. Their reappearance in the ecosystem has affected everything from elk, deer and bear population to the plant species growing in the Lamar Valley. Nearly every change brought about by the wolves reintroduction indicates that the presence of wolves has created a healthier and more complete ecosystem. If I was a “fly on the wall,” I would follow around the released wolves in the Yellowstone National Park. Why?
Overpopulation of deer results in lack of food for the deer. The starving animals migrate toward domestic garden crops. Deer are not afraid to roam into suburban neighborhoods if there is evidence of food. It not only ruins homeowner’s crops, but it also places danger on families and their children playing outside. Taylor and Francis state: “Holsworth (1973) reported the results of a controlled hunt on the Griffith Island where the deer population was reduced from about 300 to 100 during eight hunting trips between October 1962 and April 1968 (Taylor and Francis 1).” Hunting provides incomparably healthier meat than the average processed meat.
The entire Métis community took part in these hunts. The Red River carts essentially instituted the great buffalo hunts (Vrooman, 2003). Since the Métis lived on the settlements along the Red River, they had to travel a long distance to hunt, and without the Red River carts this would not be possible. The use of the Red River carts to and from these hunts increased the efficiency of transporting not only the Métis themselves, but also more hides and meat could be brought back home for food and materials. There have been many instances in history where large numbers of Métis people and Red River carts have been cited.
In 1992, Hornocker estimated that at least eighteen adults were living in the park (59). In the United States as a whole, some biologists estimate that there are as many as 50,000 mountain lions, a dramatic increase over the 1969 estimate of 6,500 (Williams 30). For the millions of Americans interested in the preservation of animal species, this is good news, but unfortunately the increase has led to a number of violent encounters between human and lion. A clear transition prepares readers for the next section. Short title given in parentheses because the work has no
Damian Lewandowski Anthropology 105 Observation Gray wolves are usually very aggressive and wild animals; however some wolves are capable of being domesticated and show obedient, compliant, and submissive traits that are usually found in dogs – others do not. Deduction Being native to wilderness, grey wolves remote areas of North America, Eurasia, and North Africa. (Wikipedia) It could be deducted that a very possible explanation for the pattern of domesticating wolves is gene flow. High diversity and mixing genes from different populations could result in a development of a new gene or trait that allows humans to easily control the uninhabited wolves. Hypothesis If we mix diverse groups of wild grey wolves from different geographical