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Wolf numbers hold steady at about 100 in Yellowstone Nationa

Post by Mr Wolf25 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:18 pm

BILLINGS, Mont. — Yellowstone National Park officials say the park's wolf population has stabilized at about 100 wolves over the last two years.
Source: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/3 ... ne-Wolves/
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Re: Wolf numbers hold steady at about 100 in Yellowstone Nat

Post by CamaroChick » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:50 am

This is awesome! :P Hopefully the poplutaion will grow to be bigger next year.
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Re: Wolf numbers hold steady at about 100 in Yellowstone Nat

Post by SpiritPelt » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:12 pm

I'm glad they're getting their wolf numbers higher! However, although it's great that their wolf population is getting higher, there are ups and downs to this situation.
But officials say less snowfall made it harder to kill bison so the pack migrated to the Lamar Valley.
With the lack of bison, the wolves were forced to move to a new territory and there is the threat that there could possibly be another pack living in the area, and there could be competition for food and territory. This could result in wolves getting hurt, and some even killed (as said in the source you have given). Like CamaroChick said, hopefully the wolf population there will get bigger. I hope their wolf population continues to hold steady and progresses!

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Post by shadowwolf966 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:23 am

That's great! But, as Spiritpelt pointed out, competition for food in these difficult times may reduce their numbers, which would negatively affect the effort. HOWEVER, we must all remember survival of the fittest; although it's definitely not a good thing that wolves may die, the survivors will be the toughest and strongest of the pack that could make it through difficult situations.

However, less snowfall also does mean more animals, (I'm going purely on what I think, and making educated guesses as to what the "less snowfall" will entail) considering that less snow = more food and periods of warmth. Many animals leave the park because of the snow, but perhaps a small percentage more will stay behind because of these conditions. Who knows? This may just be a good thing.
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