Video of the Day: How Wolves Change Rivers #FridayVideo (4:33)

Wild gray Wolf- a truly wild (non-captive) wolf photo. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

Photo Credit: Mark Miller / Alamy

Every Friday, I will post a video relating to ecosystems, climate change, or nature in general. I believe it is important to remain educated and to help destabilize anthropocentrism because we are in a connected system, which we are wholly dependent on for survival.


Anyways, this video has had such an influence on me this year. In 1995, wolves were re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park and changed the landscape of the park by doing what they do best – hunting. When wolves hunt certain species (deer) they help sustain an environment that is beneficial to a community of species and promote a healthy feedback system. It took 70 years to reintroduce wolves, and by that time deer were munching away at the vegetation as if they were at a breakfast buffet. By reintroducing wolves, they helped save vegetation and helped change the behavior of the deer to create a sustainable ecosystem.

I don’t want to give anything away, so give it a watch. The link below will take you to a quick video (4:33) and be prepared to have your mind blown. This helps everyone to understand how crucial it is to create a sustainable environment for all earth’s creatures!

How Wolves Change Rivers

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