Dowling et al. This program provides a unique educational and recreational component of tourism in Ontario. However, this area is considered outside the current extent of occurrence of Eastern Wolves, but within their historical range.
Although Red Wolves historically occupied regions west of the Mississippi River in Louisiana and Texas where the captive breeding population was collectedthe introgression of Coyote, Gray Wolf, and possibly Dog genes in the Red Wolf population suggest these regions were historical hybrid zones.
Most sampling of Eastern Wolves in Ontario has been part of a larger study of Canis species conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources since Sex linked Fenech, A. Louis, Antoine,pers.
The main impediment to successful dispersal is high human-caused mortality, primarily hunting and trapping, outside protected areas Forbes and Theberge a; Wydeven et al. Veradri, A. Territorial behaviour by Eastern Coyote may limit the expansion of Eastern Wolf from protected areas. A genome-wide perspective on the evolutionary history of enigmatic wolf-like canids.
Kyle, C. A review of Canis species, subspecies, and hybrid taxonomy in North America was then produced Chambers et al. An increase in modified habitat, including land clearing for agriculture, can be a direct problem for Eastern Wolf if prey species are not present.
High human-caused mortality is probably the primary cause of current hybridization of Eastern Wolves with Eastern Coyotes, except in Algonquin Park, where protection has curtailed ongoing hybridization Rutledge et al. Much of the debate on the taxonomy of Canis is associated with the arrival of Coyote Canis latrans into eastern North America.
Final Report Addendum. None of their boys will inherit the harmful allele.