Timber Wolf

Save The Timber Wolf From Extiction

The Eastern Timber Wolf is Endangered

There are many reasons why Timber wolves are getting close to extinction but the biggest reason is from the fairy tales like "Little Red Ridding Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs". These stories made people think that wolves are dangerous and evil but they rarely ever come up to humans and would rather avoid them. .

What is Being Done or Needs to be Done?

The first step to save wolves was to put them on the endangered species list, which made it against the law to kill them. This happened in 1973. The next step was to raise awareness that the wolves are in danger of dying out and the reasons why.  Today, groups like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) use social media to help spread the word and to convince the government to protect wolf habitat by making new parks.  Other groups have programs like the wolf howl in Algonquin Park that teach people more about wolves and how to help them. Universities also have research projects to learn more about wolves and find ways to help them.

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What Does it Look Like?

Timber wolves come in a variety of colors like black, white, tawny brown, silver etc... The eye colour can be yellow, blue, green, hazel or amber. They have a narrow chest and in most cases tawny colored flanks and legs. Females can weigh 80 to 100 and are about 1.3 meters from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail. Males can weigh 100 to 120 and are about 1.8 meters from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail.

What Does it Eat?

Timber wolves eat various types of animals like other wolves, cougars, moose, deer, rabbits, birds etc... Wolves have only three predators and they are other wolves, cougars and humans. Wolves are carnivores which means they only eat meat.
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