The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus : Help Stop the Extinction Essay

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Help Stop the Extinction The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus (“Animal Fact Guide”), habitat can currently be found in the tundra, grasslands, forests, and some deserts ("Gray Wolf National Wildlife Federation"). Some areas include northern United States such as Alaska and Montana as well as Canada and some parts of Mexico (“Basic Facts about Gray Wolves”). The wolf mostly resides in these areas in hopes that it can find its prey easily. These animals include; beavers, elk, deer, rabbits, moose and caribou (“Animal Fact Guide”). But in the past seventy years the Grey Wolf’s population has been diminishing rapidly. A Grey Wolf’s habitat can currently be found in the tundra, grasslands, forests, and some deserts ("Gray Wolf - National …show more content…
Thus creating less space for the humans and other animals to live in. This situation could become a reality if we as humans do not understand that the wolf is essential to life itself.
The Timber Wolf not only regulates species but it helps keep the environment healthy and free of harmful diseases. It does this by consuming weak and sickly animals from a pack of animals. This stops harmful viruses to escape and effect other species thus stopping the illness completely (“Animal Facts Guide”). This can also help avoid the virus from effecting us, in fact studies have proven this. As a result we have been kept safe from harmful sicknesses for a long time because the Grey Wolf has gotten rid of the virus before it reaches us. In North America today there are about 12,000 Grey Wolves in the wild. This may seem like a lot but there was many more back then around the 1930s (“Basic Facts about Gray Wolves”). The Timber wolf population is fading away because of poaching, deforestation and over hunting of its prey. In forty-eight states the species is protected by Then Endangered Species Act however people still illegally hunt the wolf for its fur and sell it for a large amount of money. Not only this but the wolf is running out of space to live in, and as a result it loses its habitat and

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