The Gray Wolf(Canis lupus)
The gray wolf is classified as an endangered species in the temperate deciduous forest. The gray wolf thrives in a variety of habitats; such as woodlands, forest, grasslands, and deserts. The gray wolf is the relative to wild dogs. The gray wolf fur varies in color from creamy white, reddish-brown, shades of gray and black. The gray wolf is a top predator, it hunts animals for food but no animals hunts it. The major reason why the gray wolf is endangered is because humans continue to move in on the animal's territory and kill off the wolfs that kill their animals. The gray wolf plays a vital role in the health and proper functioning of ecosystems. They are trying to ban hunting on gray wolves to prevent the killing of the species.