Wolves, when in groups, are universally threatening and recurrently feared. This being known, they are often portrayed as an evil or opposing force. Although, on occasion, they have also been known to be referred to as “noble creatures who can teach us many things.” (http://www.wolfcountry.net/) But consequently, despite the popular interpretation of wolves and their characteristics, each story presents its own interpretation of their many characteristics.
Theodore Roosevelt said “speak softly and carry a big stick” some people have no idea what he means by this quote, We never thought wolves would become as much of a problem until now. I believe the wolf population is happening right under our noses and we don't even know it yet. Even though the wolf numbers might not recover, wolves should be hunted because wolves are killing large numbers of deer and livestock and wolves are endangering humans and farmers.
If you visit northern Wisconsin, don't be surprised to hear the eerie and beautiful howl of wolves at night. They have returned after about 40 years of absence. By the 1950's, wolves had been driven out of their ancient homeland by ranchers and the federal government. Wolves killed livestock for food, so they were considered nuisances. But starting in the 1990's, the state reintroduced wolves to help manage the deer population. The number of wolves has now rebounded to nearly a thousand.
Having seen a wolf on a regular basis myself when I lived in Wolf Creek Montana, I related to Farley Mowat’s opinion in the book Never Cry Wolf. As the book was written by the main character, Farley Mowat, and published in 1963. Since then the average opinions may have changed. Mowat created the strategy of gaining the reader's trust to change their opinions about wolves once he was sent on the “lupine project”. Even though he did not always disagree from the average opinion, his changed by two locals who he ended up working with a lot. To change opinions of others he uses pathos and logos in his writing.
In both of these articles by Christine Dell’Amore and Matt Miller, they discuss how these top predators impact the island, why they are they important, and should humans interfere? On the island of Isle Royale, there is a variety of animals that mostly just consume vegetation; therefore, they need wolves to balance out the food chain. But, the island is only accessible during the winter when stable ice bridges are created. Unfortunately, the ice bridges have not been forming due to warmer winters. Leaving a small count of wolves on the island with no new genes to mix in. Without the new genes, the wolves resort to inbreeding which causes bad immune systems, weak bone structure, and other deformities. Due to these deformities and lack of ice
How would you feel to have your dog or your cat to be gone all of a sudden and him never coming back? The wolf population is rising and we should be able to hunt the wolves and be able to regulate their population. Wolves have been around for millions of years and our ancestors were able to hunt them so why can’t we? Wolves can be very dangerous especially when it comes to baby livestock when they aren’t able to protect themselves. Wolves are getting less and less fearful of humans and are moving closer to towns.
In Yellowstone there are only thirteen wolf packs (©AllTrip). Wolves cover a small portion of Yellowstone, and there are only around 400 in Yellowstone. Wolves predominantly feed on hoofed animals such as elk and deer. Wolves range in size from twenty-six to thirty-six inches tall and four to six feet long. Male wolves can weigh up to 130 pounds and females up to 110 pounds. The female wolves give birth to an average of five pups each spring. The main cause of wolf death within the park is other wolves. Wolves typically live eleven years if they make Yellowstone their home (Nat'l Park Service U.S Dept. of the Interior). The wolf’s primary food source, the elk, are some of the largest animal populations in Yellowstone.
The article “Gray Wolf”, By Julia Smith is about information on the gray wolf. The gray wolf, also known as Canis lupus in scientific terms, are the largest wild dog species in the world. Wolves once lived in the Northern hemisphere, but due to habitat destruction and environmental change caused by humans, these animals now live in a few areas in the United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Eurasia. In the wild, Gray Wolves can live up to 13 years though the average life span is 5 to 6 years. Most Gray wolves die from old age, and injuries they may have gotten from hunting.
The Wisconsin timber wolf is an immaculate predator that must be respected. However, they are jeopardizing the safety of multiple species; including humans. The Wisconsin as we know it will not be the same if we allow the wolf population to rise. We need to look at the
In her hauntingly beautiful novel Tell The Wolves I’m Home, author Carol Rifka Brunt introduces readers to June Elbus, a distinctively shy, sensitive, and gloomy teenage girl growing up in New York in 1986-1987. June’s favorite uncle and person Finn has AIDS, a disease that takes his life in the early part of the book. June learns that Finn had a lover, Toby. At the end of the story readers see June and Toby forming an unlikely friendship. Regardless of the fact that she does so unconventionally, Carol Rifka Brunt tells the story Tell The Wolves I’m Home as a coming of age story.
I think that buck was actually better off as a house dog rather than a sled dog, why? I think so because as in the story states that he got provided with water and caught his own meal. So he somewhat has a wild side, but is also tamed. Also he knows how to interact with humans properly and is correctly mattered inconsiderate of his size. He’s also very trust giving, as in the way that he trust people that he knows.
Over the past 30 years the wolf population has increasedwent from less than three hundred to over four thousand and is still growing. This wasn’t a problem until the wolves lost their fear of mankind. This is where things started to change. Sesveral decades ago it looked like wolves would probably disappear forever from the plains and forests of this country.
Besides the few who found homes with our ancestors thousands of years ago and eventually became the pet dogs we love today, wolves have been known as the ultimate predators – smarter than dogs (and some humans), master escape artists and fierce hunters.
The Egyptian Wolf God (EWG), is a god-like wolf with the body of a human but a head of a wolf, who lives in Egypt. And the Grey Wolf (GW) has many breeds of dogs, they are Arctic Wolf, Common Wolf, Gray Wolf, Mexican Wolf, Plains Wolf, Timber Wolf, Tundra Wolf, and Wolf.