Why are Wolves Endangered?
Wolves were once common throughout all of North America but were killed in most areas of the United States by the mid 1930s. Today their range has been reduced to Canada and the following portions of the United States: Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
But why are they endangered?
The gray wolf is mainly an endangered species because of hunting. Gray wolves are endangered in the lower 48 states because they were almost hunted to extinction in the early 1900's. They were a major source of ranchers losing livestock so they were killed. They have been reintroduced and are doing well in some areas. In Alaska and some of Canada they are still plentiful.