For more than hundred years, wolves have been hunted, trapped, and poisoned for a multitude of irrational motives. To this day only a small number of wolves can be found in Eastern Europe, China and North America thanks to the efforts of wild life organizations who have included them on the list of endangered species. Wolves are one of the largest relatives on the family of dogs. An average-size wolf may weigh 90 to pounds, stands 25 to 30 inches from the ground and stretch five to six feet from nose to tail.
On average, adult gray wolves are between 3 and 5 feet long and females can weigh between pounds with males tipping the scales at pounds. These canines are recognizable by their predominately gray, white, and brown coloring, and have long bushy tails.
Wolves are carnivores that feast on mammals, including deer, moose, beaversrodents, and hares. They typically live for years in the wild, but can survive more than 15 years in captivity.
In the s, wolves were abundant within the Blue Line, but deforestation and unregulated hunting wiped the species out. Until recently, it was thought that the last wolf in the Adirondacks was shot in the late s, but a study brought to light the fact that a wolf was killed north of Great Sacandaga Lake in and two others were bagged from Vermont's Northeast Kingdom in and This suggests one of two things: After examining the carcasses of the wolves, scientists were able to determine that all three were indeed wild, but were unable to identify where they originated.
If the wolves came from the upper Great Lakes or Ontario's Algonquin Park, scientists believe it is likely that others will follow in their footsteps, and the species could begin naturally increasing its numbers in the region. The Future Of The Adirondack Wolf If wolves are currently living in the Adirondacks, it is likely that their numbers are extremely low, but some advocates are calling for New York State and federal wildlife agencies to assist with the population boost.
Those advocates identify wolves as being key predators in the food chain, as well as an iconic species of wildlife that could attract tourists to the region, just like moose and bald eagles do. The DEC has recently expressed that it is not interested in helping wolves return to the Adirondacks at the present time due to a lack of funding and personnel.
In addition to physically transporting animals to the region, specific hunting regulations would need to be put in place to prevent coyote hunters from mistaking wolves as their targets. Even without outside help, it is possible that wolves could repopulate themselves in the Adirondacks, just as they have in the Great Lakes region and Canada.
Although some may fear that an increase in the wolf population will lead to attacks on humans, those familiar with the species insist that wolves don't see humans as prey, and therefore are not predisposed to attack them. Only time will tell whether the howl of wolf packs will intermingle with the echoing call of loons in the Adirondacks.
Wolf Fun Facts The average wolf pack has 5 to 8 wolves Wolves can sprint up to 38 miles per hour Wolves run on their toes Wolf pups have blue eyes until they are around 8 months old Wolves mate for life Pups are deaf, blind, and weigh just one pound at birth An adult wolf can eat approximately 20 pounds of meat at one time Wolves can swim up to 8 miles Wolves will respond to humans who imitate their howls.Saving Wolves from extinction is important to all the food chain and the world My husband and I raise bison in the Adirondack Mts.
of Upper New York State. While we do not see a lot of wolves, they DO exist here. Come to my mountains and see with your own eyes the desecration of the elk, moose and deer herds.
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The first time I ever saw a wolf in New York State's Adirondack Mountains was in It was a brush wolf, or coyote (Canis latrans), not a real wolf, but to an eager young wildlife student this distinction meant little. The presence of this large deer-killing canid let my fresh imagination view the Adirondacks as a real northern wilderness.
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