Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Best Football Games Include Wolves


And the MVP (Most Valuable Predator) Award goes to...wolves!

Wolves are a critical keystone species in a healthy ecosystem, living up to their "MVP" moniker.

By regulating prey populations, wolves enable many other species of plants and animals to flourish. In this regard, wolves have a trickle-down effect on other populations, a phenomenon known as a “trophic cascade." When present in an ecosystem, wolves “touch” songbirds, beaver, fish, and butterflies.

Without predators, such as wolves, the system fails to support a natural level of biodiversity and may cease to exist altogether.

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