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The Return of Canis Lupus

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Morgan Cruse

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The Return of Canis Lupus
Reintroduction of the wolves in their new Habitat
wolf #9 was released was the first shipment in 1995. The other wolfs were trapped in Canada after being released 31 were introduced in 1995- 1996.Wolf #9 mate died, then wolf #9 had 8 cubs. The national park service trapped her and her cubs and put her back in the pen.
Hypothesis
As the wolves are going to be placed in the park with a relative habitat, they will eventually establish a community of the same species and as a result will spread their genes/DNA and build an ecosystem.
Reintroduction of the wolves in their new habitat continued....
Wolf #21 became the Alpha male of another pack and a legend to "walk watchers" because of his size2 and gentle spirit. Wolf #21 died in 2004. Unfortunally his pack of 37 didn't last interspecific competition.
Morgan Cruse
Prit Sharma
Jarrod Inman
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Conclusion
Wolves are keystone species to the ecosystem because they help the flow of the food web.
Since the wolves are keystone species it cause a density dependent factor causing the population to become larger but less resources (food) making it interspecific competition.
Refrences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wolves_in_Yellowstone
http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/wolfrest.htm
The creation of the park didn't provide protection of the wolves or other predators.
Predator control programs helped eliminate gray wolf in Yellowstone.
The last wolves were killed in Yellowstone 1926.
Background Information
Pros
Extinction of wolves increased number of Elk.
Coyotes survived the extermination programs without wolf competition.
reintroduction helped wolves survive.
Cons
Wolves ate the farmers pets and live stock.
Natives wolf packs took over Rocky Mountains.
Elks were decreasing.
Pros and Cons
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