• Re Introduction Of Wolves Into Maine
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    Reentering the eastern timber wolf into northern Maine. Before the 20 th century the eastern timber wolf lived and thrived in northern and central Maine. A combination of hunting and trapping however killed off most of the indigenous wolves and drove the rest into Canada. The eastern timber wolf stands between 26"- 36" tall, and weighs between 65- 85 pounds for a female and 80- 95 pounds for a male. They stretch from between 5- 6. 5 feet from nose to tale. The eastern timber wolf travels in pac...
  • Wolf Population United States
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    Wolf Population The population of humans directly affects the population of canis lupus (gray wolf) and other wolf species. Some people think wolves are blood-thirsty, savage man killers, but in actuality, the wolf is usually more afraid of us. One of the many things that wolves have been compared to is the lions of Africa (Wexo 6). Lions are gentle and harmless unless provoked or threatened directly, and wolves are the same way. "Like lions, wolves live in groups. Like lions they are meat-eati...
  • Dancing With Wolves Tribe Dances One
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    Dances with Wolves Lt. John Dunbar was lying on a hospital bed, leg totally mutilated. Barely conscious, the man over heard the surgeon say he could not amputate this mans leg as tired as he was. Dunbar didnt like what he heard, so when the surgeons left, he grabbed his boat, and he slowly slid the boat up his mutilated foot biting on a stick to relive the massive pain. He returned to the battlefield, with only one thing on his mind, suicide. So, he took a horse, and rode it directly in front of...
  • National Park Wolves Wolf Parks
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    In 1922 the federal government passed a law that allowed wolves in Yellowstone National Park to be hunted. In just four years later the last wolf was hunted. In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced to the park. The government started off by introducing 31 wolves in the Montana and Wyoming parts of the park. Now 116 wolves now live and more then 75 pups. The controversy surrounding the re introduction of the wolves are many from both sides. Some local farmers are against it because some wolves h...
  • Cry Wolf Wolves Yellowstone 1995
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    Cry Wolf Three little pigs dance in a circle singing "Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf" Little Red Riding Hood barely escapes the cunning advances of the ravenous wolf disguised as her grandmother. Movie audiences shriek as a gentle young man is transformed before their eyes into a blood-thirsty werewolf, a symbol for centuries of the essence of evil. Such myths and legends have portrayed the wolf as a threat to human existence. Feared as cold-blooded killers, they were hated and persecuted. Wo...
  • Wolves Timber Wolf
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    The grey wolf is one of approximately 35 species belonging to the family Cani dae, which includes the coyote, jackal, fox, and the dog. This family is believed to have originated in North America 38 to 54 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch. Two species- and a varying number of subspecies- of wolves are recognized: the grey, or timber, wolf, once widely distributed in North America, Europe, and Asia; and the red wolf, which now occurs only in Texas and the south-eastern United States. An a...
  • Denali's Wolves National Park
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    Argumentative essay 12/15/2004 Denali's Wolves For many years my family and I have traveled around the country to visit our national parks and view the wildlife they protect. I've been from Hawaii to Maine to the Virgin Islands. My favorite memories as a child are those of camping with my family in these national parks. One of the few parks I have not had the pleasure of visiting is Denali National Park in Alaska. Last year while reading a magazine, I learned of something that troubled me very m...
  • Wolves Hunting In Pack
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    The wolf was once a much slandered animal. In the western world, people feared and hated wolves, and this legacy is reflected in stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In these popular children's tales the wolf is made out to be a prowler and a killer of livestock and people. There is some basis for The Boy Who Cried Wolf, for wolves have killed cattle and sheep. But what of Little Red Riding Hood? There are no records of wolves killing humans in Canada or the United...
  • Wolves Wolf Ranchers Livestock
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    Wolves were wiped out from at least 95% of their historic range in the United States over a period of more than 100 years. Our European ancestors brought with them an unreasonable fear and paranoia which manifested ites lf in ways that were harmful to the wolf, and indeed, to the very ecosystem of this continent. The need for domestic livestock, the fear of predators, the need to assert our dominance over animals, the word of God, prejudice, and downright maliciousness were all reasons that our ...
  • Animalia Vertebrata Mammalia Carnivora Canidae Canis Lupus And Animal
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    ANIMALIA VERTEBRATA MAMMALIA CARNIVORA CANIDAE CANIS LUPUS AND ANIMALIA VERTEBRATA MAMMALIA CARNIVORA CANIDAE CANIS NIGER Introduction: Any person who has been able to catch a glimpse of any type of wolf is indeed a lucky man. The wolf is one of the earth's most cowardly and fearful animals, and it is so sly and, pardon the expression, foxy, that it is almost a waste of time to try and catch him in any kind of trap. Although he can be cowardly and fearful, he can also be one the most vicious and...
  • The Gray Wolf Wolves Prey Pups
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    This report is all about the gray wolf. Its scientific name is Canis Lupis. Canis is the Latin word for dog. The genus also includes jackals and coyotes. Lupis is the Latin word for wolf. Gray wolves look similar to German shepherds, but the wolf has longer legs and bigger feet. The color of a gray wolf can range from black to white, but shades of gray are the most common. A unique feature about gray wolves is that the farther north you find them, the larger they are. Males can range from (nose...
  • Wolves In Yellowstone Central Idaho
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    Wolves in Yellowstone Wolves used to roam all over North America. As the population grew wolves and human interactions increased. People began to kill wolves. In 1914 the federal government started funding the elimination of all predators from federal lands. By 1940 almost all the wolves in the lower 48 states were killed. By 1967 the timber wolf subspecies Canis lupus lycaon, was listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 (32 Federal Register 4001). A...
  • Dancing With Wolves Indians Sioux Buffalo
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    1. The film Dancing with Wolves takes place in South Dakota in 1863. John Dunbar is the main character who hurts his leg in battle and is sent to the frontier on a new mission as a Lieutenant. When Dunbar arrives in South Dakota he is there alone, no one else had made their way their yet. Dunbar gradually starts to live with the Indians and become one of them getting the name Dancing with Wolves. Another main character is Standing with Fist, who marries Dancing with Wolves. Standing with a Fist...
  • Pag On Line Internet Wolves Wolf Introduction
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    Outline Thesis: The wolf is worthy of re introduction into nature. I. The early history of wolves in the United States begins. A. The Indians involvement with the wolf is minimal. B. The settlers start the destruction of the wolf. C. The near elimination of the wolf occurs. II. The human perception of the wolf is inaccurate. A. Physical Appearance of wolves is frightening to some people. B. Fables had an impact on humans beliefs toward wolves. C. Christian Beliefs affected the way humans treat...
  • Gray Wolves In Yellowstone
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    The re introduction of Gray Wolves into Yellowstone has had many positive affects such as controlling the populations of large game and taking out the small week stupid ones. Some farmers complain about them killing cattle but who cares what they think. The gray wolf, also called the timber wolf, is the largest of about 41 wild species within the dog family, Cani dae, of the order Carnivora. All living wolves are considered a single species, Canis lupus. There are 32 recognized subspecies of the...
  • Wolves Idaho Wolf Government
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    The wolves were deliberately driven from existence in Idaho and the rest of the lower 48 states in the early 1900 s according to the Encyclopedia Britannica information on wolves. This act was to be beneficial to the up and coming way of life in the west. It was intended to keep the livestock from getting killed and other harmful effects on life. Now the government is attempting to reintroduce wolves into the Idaho wilderness. These wolves are to complement the ecosystem and play a role in the ...
  • Wolf Voyageur Press
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    WOLVES-AN ENDANGERED SPECIES For years wolves have been feared and misunderstood. This is because people usually fear what they do not understand. For instance wolves are not very large creatures they only get about 5 to 6. 5 feet from their nose to the tip of the tail and only 26 to 36 inches in height at the shoulders. They weigh in anywhere from 40 to 175 pounds, females usually being smaller. Their color varies from pure white, usually in the Arctic, to gray, brown, or black. Grizzled gray ...
  • Gray Wolf Wolves One Maned
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    The world has several different types of wolves; however, the Gray Wolf, Maned Wolf, and the Artic Wolf are three beautiful breeds that differ in appearance, diet, and location, but each is endangered and misunderstood. The following description of their appearance, diet and location will inform you of there similarities as well as there differences. Gray Wolves are one of the largest in the wolf family. They stand two to three feet tall their bodies are four and a half to six and a half feet lo...
  • Gray Wolf Wolves Wildlife Program
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    The Gray Wolf Should We Continue To Fund the Re introduction Program? Do you remember the story of "The Big, Bad Wolf"? Or how Little Red Riding Hood barely escapes the cunning clutches of the wolf playing her grandma in disguise? How about the horror you felt as you saw the mild mannered man transformed before your eyes into the bloodthirsty werewolf during a full moon? These are the myths and legends that have been portrayed about the wolf and how they are a threat to human existence. They hav...
  • Angels Of The North
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    Angels are our guardians. They perform special acts of benevolence to help and assist people in their daily lives. Although humans may never see angels in their lifetime, they are here spiritually and play a special role in protecting them. Wolves, on the other hand, may be represented as a symbol of evil, but in fact, they are very much like angels. Like angels, wolves are watchers. They do not harm but are just there. The wolves were send as a cure to protect the people, much in the same way ...