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In the early fall of 1998, I set off to the Idaho wilderness hoping to become the first to document the return of the majestic wolf to the western wilderness.
Large wolves, as well as the many types of domesticated dogs, are all part of the Canidae family, which also includes foxes, coyotes, dingos and jackals.
What happens when an animal in an area that has been present before humans are removed? Let's have a firsthand look at the ecological disaster this would lead to...
Once called the Simien jackal, Canis simensis is now considered a wolf, because studies of its mitochondrial DNA show that this species is more closely related to wolves than jackals.
Wolves are the largest members of the dog family. Strictly speaking, they are classified as carnivores. Their meat of choice are ungulates (hoofed mammals such as deer, elk, moose, or bison).