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Breeding Back the Honshu Wolf
Since 1905, wolves have been extinct in Japan. A unique subspecies of gray wolf, the Honshu wolf was responsible for the control of Sitka deer, wild boar and rodent population. Sadly, it went extinct, due to the introduction of rabies from Europeans. Though it is possible to bring back the Honshu wolf, by breeding breeds of dog to resemble the Honshu wolf, then by selectively breeding the dog to fit the description of the Honshu wolf better(ex: breeding for size, and tail shortness )then separating the dog from it's birth parents and using captive gray wolves to raise it. I will be discussing the breeds that could be used.
*Breeding for shorter tail length.
*Breeding for thinner muzzle.
*Breeding for smaller stature.
*Breeding for shorter legs
How to introduce:
These wolves could be released on an island in Japan, Sitka deer, wild boar and Japanese serow. The wolves should eventually be weaned from human contact.
Closing Statement from Angelo Scaldaferri
Deer, wild boar and small rodent populations aren't really controlled. Also hunting is less efficient and takes more time and requires more funds.