I am going to present to you an assignment I was asked to write some years back while attending online college. You see, unlike Europe or other nations, which will teach you according to your concentration interests only – here in the U.S., you are taught a lot of nonsense that is irrelevant to your concentration. I have yet to date ever applied my ecological knowledge to law or becoming a paralegal. However, our colleges are so worried about the eco system that you are force fed courses, made to pay for them, regardless of the fact that they are may or may not useful or relevant to your future. Enjoy learning about gray wolves. I never once found a case on gray wolves in Westlaw. Ironically, I was a straight A student and I do not tell you this to brag, but I was very focused. Sadly, it was ecology that ruined my tempo by landing me a B. My professor was a liberal nut that believed animals have more rights than humans. No wonder we have nuts like AOC and The Squad polluting D.C. to the point of no return.
Gray wolves like humankind can adjust to extreme climate changes (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012). Gray wolves are not found in the Southeast or the Southwest. It was in the early 20th century when the government began sponsored programs (predator control) and the reduction of hunting prey caused a reduction in the near extinction of the gray wolves below 48 percent in the United States. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012)
Wolves are considered social animals and run in packs. Wolves can mate by the ages of two or three years old, and due to their pack nature form a bond. This bond may last their whole life span. Typically, these wolves give birth to about five pups, which are born in the springtime. During the pups next phase, they are brought up in dens. Their dens may be used every year but the wolves may dig new dens for other types of shelters. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012)
There have been studies done in Yellowstone National Park. These studies showed the effect of the gray wolf on the park’s ecosystems. “Ravens, foxes, wolverines, coyotes, bald eagles, and even bears benefit because they feed on carcasses of animals killed by wolves.” (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012)
An eradication campaign was begun through the 19th century up to 1965. During this time, wolves were trapped and shot or worse, they were dug up from their dens. Dogs were used to hunt wolves during this period. In addition, they used poisoned by humankind using dead animals to seek out the gray wolves. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012)
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 protected these wolves, yet only a few hundred remain in the United States. The gray wolf may be located in Minnesota now or to a lesser degree in Isle Royale, Michigan. The gray wolf is listed as endangered in 48 states with the exception of Minnesota. In Minnesota, the gray wolf is listed as threatened. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012)
Depending upon the availability of food, the population of the gray wolf changes and does not remain stable. Some of this change regarding the later was caused by “…accidental or intention killing by people (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012).” Ironically, some people are concerned that the gray wolf’s recovery could cause a threat to humankind’s safety. Nonetheless, it is very rare that a gray wolf has ever attacked a human being. It must be noted that when people were attacked it was because humans fed these wolves and the wolves themselves became used to human beings feeding them. Humans perished because of this co-habitation.
Due to the recovery program and its efforts the gray wolf is considered restored as a “…predator to its ecosystem (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2012).” In closing, these actions have help to aid our perception and understanding of the gray wolf and other species within their natural environment without the interference of humankind.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (2012, October 29). Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus). Biologue. Retrieved from http://www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf/aboutwolves/biologue.htm
So much for my paralegal career. This is how capitalism and socialism work. This is why Squads exist!