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If Wolves Went Extinct By: Michaelanthony Gore
Wolf Facts The wolf is at the top of the food chain because it is a fierce predator. A wolf eats about 20 pounds at once. To catch enough food, wolves must hunt often. A wolf will try to catch many animals before finding one that they can catch and kill. The wolf seeks out the sick, weak, crippled, old and young animals to kill.
The Deer (Cervidae) family includes deer, moose, reindeer, elk and other species. These animals are even-toed, hoofed, cud- chewing, usually horned mammals which have a stomach divided into four compartments. A deer’s diet consist of grass, plants, bushes and saplings. The average deer lives about 2 to 3 years. Their maximum life span in the wild is 20 years but few live past 10 years old. Deer Data
What would be the impact if wolves went extinct?
If wolves went extinct, the food chain would crumble. The elk and deer population would increase (see chart on next slide) and eat the cow and other livestock’s food. Then we, the Humans, would have a food shortage in beef and dairy and possibly shortages in other food products too.
If you have 10 female deer and they each have one baby every year, in 5 years there will be 200 deer. Based on the graph below, the number drops by 10 in the third year because the first ten deer pass away.