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.
Desiree Luther English III For more than 100 years, the gray wolf one of the most important members of the Yellowstone National Park Ecosystem, had been missing. The gray wolf was exterminated in the park area by hunters, ranchers, and some of the early park rangers. For several decades park biologists and scientists had discussed the possible reintroduction of the wolf to the park and surrounding areas. In mid-January 1995, fourteen wolves from many separate packs were captured in Canada and then transported into Yellowstone Park and placed into one-acre acclimation pens. The reason for not capturing an entire pack, or packs and moving them into Yellowstone was primarily because it would have been very difficult if not impossible.
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.
Emma Thurston English 12 Mrs. Frelich 5/23/12 Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me Kristen Chandler's novel is a classic coming-of-age tale set in Montana shortly after wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. KJ Carson, 16, lives with her father, who runs a business as a guide for hunting and fishing parties. While on a hunting trip with him, the teen watches a wolf get torn to pieces by other wolves. Her father tells her not to forget it. He explains, "The minute that wolf backed down it was all over."
Ecologist have yet to anticipate the long-term effect of Coyotes to White Tail Deer. Even though the Coyotes have affect native species, they have also wreaked havoc on the livestock and local animals part of Maryland. Pets make easy prey for Coyotes in the suburbs.They’re known to prey on domesticated dogs and cats, since their introduction to the Eastern Shore the feral cat’s population has dwindled rapidly. The other culturally representation is their mark on livestock. In my interview with Mr.Bankhead he informed me of the impact Coyote’s have made to his head, for him they’re a major issue just like many other farmers on the Eastern Shore.
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
Aryan Behnamjou English 1A July 31, 2012 Essay 5 Solutions to coyote attacks Though Coyotes are thought to be harmless, they are actually responsible for many attacks on humans and pets in suburban areas especially southern California. Throughout the past decade the number of attacks they have caused have been considerably high and increase each year. Their attacks have resulted in death to kids and small pets and in injury to adults. It’s affected residents lives in the sense that they fear for their own and loved ones safety. They have to have second thoughts about taking walks out at night, leaving their kids and pets unintended in the backyard
The wolves diet is,they mainly eat meat, which includes wild sheep, wild goat, musk,and domestic cattle. Lone wolves well eat smaller animals such as shrews, nuts ,berries, rabbit, hare, birds,voles, mice, woodchucks, and raccoons. Wolves hunt in packs because its easier to catch their food. first they closer until they scare their prey and make it start to run. then they start to chase the animal until finally they reach the animal and jump on its back and bring the animal down and all the wolves swarm around the dead animal and start to eat
This saying basically means that whoever can adapt to their surroundings will live longer than those who can’t. In The Call of the Wild by Jack London, we are reminded many times of how we (as a species) need to adapt to survive. In the first chapter of this book, Buck is dognapped from the comfort of Judge Miller’s house by a man he trusts, and is thrown into the Yukon, a land of brutal dogs, savage men and laws of its own. Many would not be able to get by in these juxtaposing places, but Buck is able to. Buck has to learn to change himself so he can survive in
The only thing certain about the critter photographed by a hunter's camera is that some people have gotten the notion it could be a Sasquatch, or bigfoot. Others say it's just a bear with a bad skin infection. Meanwhile, the sheriff did nothing to tamp down rampant speculation, expressing delight that he might have a monster on his hands. "I love this for DeWitt County," said Sheriff Jode Zavesky, who would presumably be just as thrilled to let Dracula or a werewolf run free. With that kind of endorsement and the human propensity to believe in just about anything, it's clear that Bigfoot and chupacabra are just two members in a cast of mythical characters and dubious legends and ideas will likely never go