The Government issued a federal protection under the Endangered Species Act over three decades ago. In April of 2011 President Obama removed that protection allowing the individual states wildlife agencies to manage animals. Since the removal of protection wolves have been mercilessly slaughtered by hunters and trappers. Take in mind it takes a wolf pup two to three years in the wild to become sexually mature so that breeding can take place. This means their numbers will dwindle rapidly.
The wolf is a vital part of our ecosystem. They benefit the ecosystem in many ways. Regulating prey numbers and movements along with thinning the population of coyotes. Wolves also help to regulate the population of healthy wildlife herds. In recent history humans decreased the number of wolves to a point of endangering the species. The
number of wolves in the United States was decreased to a mere 500-1000. This lack of wolves brought about an over population of elk which overgrazed on crucial vegetation. The result was decades of suppressed growth of trees and other vegetaion. Wolves tend to hunt as a pack and pick off the diseased animals, to them it is an easier
catch. In doing this they help maintain diseases such as brucellosis which is commonly seen in livestock animals, but can also affect humans. There are many other benefits that wolves have other than the few mentioned here. With this site, I am hoping to shed some light on this often misunderstood animal.
It's hard work to give these beautiful animals the life they deserve. We are in the process of expanding their enclosure to 96'x96'. If you would like to Help out, donations are appreciated.
Here at The Howling Wolf we are providing a wolf rescue for wolves and wolfdogs. We want to help with wolfdog education. The Howling Wolf would like to guide people into making the right decisions and hopefully shed some light on what is and what isn't a wolf to spare some of the unnecessary situations that they are put in. We are not a non-profit organization but provide for these animals out of our own pockets. The site is just now being built so there will be several more pages added. A link page will be added to give further information about wolves, we hope to tie all wolf lovers together. A forum is currently being built, join our blog and discuss it with us if you have any suggestions. The Howling Wolf will also have it's own pages with facts about wolves and wolfdogs and our own pictures showing differences. Right now we are in the process of getting permission to link to very helpful sites. Keep checking back for further updates! Also Check us out on our social media!