Someone needs to let this site know wolves have lost over 25% of their recovery effort in a little over a year! As people settled the West, giving way to farms and ranches, the tide turned against wolves. Feared because of their impressive fangs and penchant for snacking on livestock, more than 100,000 gray wolves were killed in Montana between 1883 and 1942 via Why are wolves making a comeback in the United States?: Animal Planet.
Wolves in North America Before the arrival of European settlers, wolves ranged widely across the continent, from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico. Two species are found in North America, the gray wolf, with its various subspecies, and the red wolf. Historically, gray wolves were found throughout most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with red wolves primarily inhabiting the southeastern United States. via U.S.A. Wolf Fact Sheet.
Wolves were beyond cool in this Video!! Wolves of Europe : Documentary on the Return of the European Wolf - YouTube.
NEW YORK -- For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man's best friend first appear? The earliest known doglike fossils come from Europe. But DNA studies have implicated east Asia and the Middle East. Now a large DNA study is lining up with the fossils, suggesting dogs originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago via DNA links origin of dogs to wolves in Europe more than 19,000 years ago | NOLA.com.