Saving Wolves

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Sharolyn Winfrey

Species Profile

August 27, 2014

A Look Into The Wolves Life

Wolves depend on one another to survive. In 1630, settlers in Massachusetts Bay Colony pass rewarded money to any resident that killed a wolf. 100,000 wolves were killed every year between 1870 and 1877. Yellowstone National Park, a park created for endangered animals, was created in 1872. In 1930 the last wolf was killed, in Yellowstone National Park. Finally, in 1994 wolves were brought back to Yellowstone and several other states. Nowadays, people still hunt for wolves which is bad because this affects the rest of the wolf pack. According to Wadsworth, in many countries wolves went extinct a long time ago (Wadsworth, 1996). However, there are still thousands of wolves in Canada, Eurasia and Alaska. Some reasons why some countries no longer have wolves could be because wolves are hunted, severe weather or crossbreeding.

There are also more reasons why the wolf is going extinct. If people don't do something to help the wolves not go into extinction then other animals would die, too. Some ways to assure that wolves survive are to write a letter to congressmen, donate to charities and volunteer to teach people about wolves. Wolves help the ecosystem a lot more than this species gets credited for so please help the wolves survive.

Humans have a negative impact on wolves. Humans mainly affect wolves by hunting them. One reason why they are killed is because wolves are known to kill pets and livestock. It is possible that wolves kill livestock and pets because humans moved into what used to be the wolf's natural home. The article Wolf and Humans states that in places like Alaska, wolves rarely bother the humans and animals (Wolves and Humans, 2014). It is possible that...