Gray Wolf
<div>This is an example of one of the two types of gray wolf and this wolf is known as the tundra wolf</div><div><br></div>
<div>This is an example of the other type of gray wolf which is more common and is known as the timber wolf</div>
<div>This is a link to one of the websites I used to find information on the gray wolf</div> The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia.
<div>This is an example of another subspecies of the gray wolf which is called the Western wolf but is actually a subspecies of the grey wolf spelled with an "E"</div>
<div>This is another website I found that is useful for finding information on the gray wolf</div> Britannica School
<div>This is an example of an actual gray wolf</div>
<div>This is a great website on finding information on many animals but was very useful with information on gray wolves</div> Gray wolves range in color from grizzled gray or black to all-white. As the ancestor of the domestic dog, the gray wolf resembles German shepherds or malamutes. Though they once nearly disappeared from the lower 48 states, today wolves have returned to the Great Lakes, northern Rockies and Southwestern United States.
<div>This is were to exactly go to find what people are doing to help the endangered Gray Wolves</div> Gray wolves range in color from grizzled gray or black to all-white. Though humans nearly hunted wolves to extinction in the lower 48 states, northern gray wolves have returned to the Great Lakes, northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. Wolves play a key role in keeping ecosystems healthy. They help keep deer and elk populations in check, which can benefit many other plant and animal species. The carcasses of their prey also help to redistribute nutrients and provide food for other wildlife species, like grizzly bears and scavengers. Scientists are just beginning to fully understand the positive ripple effects that wolves have on ecosystems.
<div>WOW ME FACT: In the late 19th century hunters would poison the carcass of a downed elk in Yellowstone park to decrease the gray wolf population. A bounty was placed on the hunters by the government, but it continued and by the 1920s the population of wolves in Yellowstone was eliminated</div>
<div>In the 1980s a group of wildlife biologists and conservation groups made a movement to restore the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park</div>
<div>The gray wolf has a coat of fur that is most of the time gray to tawny-buff.The gray wolf can grow up to about 32 inches (81 centimeters) high at the shoulder and can weigh up to about 175 pounds (79 kilograms)</div>
<div>A video on the Gray wolf</div> YouTube
<div>This i an example of an howling gray wolf</div> This wolf stopped for just a moment and began howling by the road. Unfortunately, there is some background noise from others stopping to watch as well
<div>Gray wolves nearly dissappeared in the U.S. but they are coming back but are still low in numbers</div>
<div>The cause of why the Gray Wolf is endangered is because of habitat destruction and human persecution</div>
<div>The gray wolves didn't just almost disappear in the U.S. the gray wolf nearly disappeared in 48 states</div>
<div>The gray wolf mates during January or February and sometimes from January all the way through to March and gestation time for a gray wolf can take up to 63 days</div>
<div>The gray wolf's litter can contain many pups even from 1-7! And something else awesome about gray wolf pups is that they can fully mature in only 10 months!</div>
<div>Gray wolves are carnivores they eat meat so they have to hunt to survive but they don't hunt alone they hunt in groups of 7-8 wolves!</div> Error-Page
<div>Gray wolves thrive in packs of many gray wolves and the pack includes the mother wolves, the father wolves (which are the alphas) , their pups, and older off springs.</div>
<div>Just like us human gray wolves have their own way of communicating which is somewhat complex, the gray wolves communication uses growling, howling, whining, and barking.</div>
<div>The gray wolf was once common in all of North America but was exterminated in most states by the mid-1930's</div>
<div>Gray wolves were pushed back into Canada, Alaska, the Great Lakes, the Northern Rockies, and the Pacific Northwest. </div>
<div>In 1995 gray wolves made their comeback when they were reintroduced into Yellowstone National park and are one of peoples most favorite places to see them.</div>
<div>Gray wolves were fond of living in big spaces so they enjoyed areas such as forests, and mountain ranges.</div>
<div>Did you know that the scientific name for the gray wolf is the canis lupis</div>
<div>There are a good amount of gray wolves now especially in Alaska it ranges from 7,000 to 11,200 and in the Great Lakes region there are less but still a good amount which is about 3,700 gray wolves and finally in the Northern Rockies with not many there is about 1,675 gray wolves</div>
<div>Wolves eat many things such as - elk, deer, moose, and caribou which are all large hoofed animals but that's not all they also feed on beavers, rabbits, and other small animals but the gray wolves don’t always hunt they also scavenge for dead carcasses</div>
<div>You can help the ecosystem by keeping the elk population to the right amount which benefits other species of life and there carcass provides food for other scavenging animals see you make this gray wolf happy</div>
<div>Defenders of the Gray wolf are putting Gray wolves back in many national parks and challenging state wildlife agencies to ensure long-term healthy gray wolves and the Defenders are helping the gray wolves greatly.</div>

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