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Gray Wolf may no longer be endangered?! | | i love WEREWOLVES
For over 30 years Gray Wolves have been federally protected in the United States. If the United States government has its way - that will all change. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list! Gray wolves were originally added onto the list in the 1970s when the endangered species list was first created. The number of wolves had dwindled in certain areas around the United States...and in some specific areas (such as the northern Rocky Mountains) they had become nearly extinct by the 1940s! So when the endangered species list was started in the 1970s, they became one of the first animals added to the list. Since then their numbers skyrocketed! In fact, in 2012 there were so many wolves in some areas - specifically the western Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains, that they were taken off the protected list in those states. Today the federal government thinks they have recovered in numbers enough to remove them from