35 years ago the grey wolf nearly disappeared in the US due to hunting. For decades, conservationalists have battled to bring the population back to healthy levels and they finally succeeded. On Monday the grey wolf was officially taken off the endangered list.
One down side to this delisting is now grey wolves will be hunted once again, although under strict regulations. In Wyoming, where the population is still only around 300 animals, the grey wolf will remain on the endangered list.
Conservationists said if the hunting causes the population to drop over the next five years, the grey wolf will placed on the endangered list once again.