Gray Wolf

Invasive Species

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gray wolf (Canis Lupus) are currently an invasive specie in Ontario

common name: gray wolf

scientific name: canis lupus

identifying characteristics: gray wolves have long bushy tails that are often black-

tipped coat color is typically a mix of seal gray, black and brown. they have Buffy facial marking and undersides. the species is a c. lupus, the height is 80-85 cm adult, at shoulder, length is 4.5 to 6 feet.the average lifespan is between 6 to 8 years and some can reach to 13 years.

last seen: gray wolves originated in north america and then were spread to Asia and south america. the gray wolves can be found mainly in the taiga and the Hudson bay

lowlands of northern Ontario.

first offence: the gray wolfs is native to Ontario, and was historically common across northern and central parts of the province, they appeared 2000 years ago, and in Ontario, they were found in 1872

Known Accomplices: no human introduced the gray wolves to their habitat, they figured it out themselves. The gray wolves traveled in big packs, they were scavengers and journeyed in severe cold weather of the arctic wastes of Greenland to the harsh

heat of the deserts of Arabia.

Crimes Committed: the ecological damage caused by the gray wolfs was their were to many of them, more than 50,000 and they decreased the coyote population by killing them and moved on to the moose population. Now the gray wolf population is about

24,000 or more because they have been killed by the hunters.

the role of the gray wolf is They help keep deer and elk populations in check, which can benefit many other plant and animal species. The carcasses of their prey also help to redistribute nutrients and provide food for other wildlife species.Gray wolves eat large mammals, like elk, deer, moose and caribou, as well as beaver, rabbits and other small prey. Wolves are also scavengers and often eat animals that have died due to other causes. no one or no thing eats gray wolves but hunters kill them to

use there soft fur to keep worm or sell to other countries.

attempts of capture: the authorities have banned wolf hunting seasons in some places. they are fighting to restore federal protection for gray wolves.

Economic Impact: Ever since the wolf restoration began in the Northern Rocky Mountains there has been intense argument over their economic impact. Some of the damage done to the live stock ; others are hunting and etc....

Tourism Impact: In the fall, winter and spring, wolf-watchers contact wildlife tour businesses sprinkled around Yellow stone national park or drive up the Lamar Valley. people aiming cameras, spotting scopes and binoculars, just to watch the wolves and the wildlife. The wolves hunt in the open, where people can see them, these gray wolves are harmless. All these facts tell us that tourists do come and it is not dangerous.

Human Health Impact: All types of wolves get this disease called mange disease. It is highly contagious canine skin disease caused by mites that burrow into the skin causing infections, hair loss, severe irritation and an insatiable desire to scratch. The resulting hair loss and depressed vigor of an infected animal leaves them vulnerable to hypothermia, malnutrition and dehydration, which can eventually lead to death.

Reward: if you have captured a gray wolf (alive) the reward will be $5000.

Contact us: Washington Wolf Reporting Hotline at 888-584-9038. Also you can visit our websites:,

Discussion and Conclusion: I hope this information has helped you and i hope you have found u are looking for.again please contact us at 888-584-9038 if u see one.

References: Canadian geographic,2015,July/August,2000, from, National wildlife federation, 1996, gray wolf last seen, November,9,2015, from

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