How Much Do YOU Know About Life in Greater Yellowstone?
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Which animal creates more conflict with wildlife?
Sheep -- CORRECT!
Which of these species are at risk of being killed or moved if they kill or interact with livestock because they present threats to livestock in Greater Yellowstone? (Check all that apply)
Grizzly bears -- CORRECT!
Bighorn sheep -- CORRECT! Wild bighorn sheep readily contract diseases and parasites from their domesticated cousins, and lose important grazing ground.
Gray wolves -- CORRECT! Between 2007 and 2009, twenty-five wolf packs disappeared. In that same time, government agents killed 272 wolves to protect livestock.
True or False: On National Forest lands where ranchers have grazing permits, government authorities are legally permitted to kill wildlife that come into conflict with grazing livestock to protect the livestock.
True -- CORRECT! Grazing permits with ranchers include a provision that allows government officials to either kill or move wildlife that threatens livestock.
Why do government officials fear bison will harm livestock? (Check all that apply)
They worry that bison will kill and eat cattle for food.
They worry that bison will consume all of the cattle's food sources. --CORRECT!
They worry that bison will spread disease to cattle. -- CORRECT!
Bonus question: How many acres surrounding Yellowstone National Park has the National Wildlife Federation's Adopt-a-Wildlife-Acre program already protected?
600,000 -- CORRECT! The National Wildlife Federation has helped adopt more than 600,000 acres! But they need your help to adopt 200,000 more to help protect Yellowstone's Grizzlies.