Why is the Grey Wolf Endangered? - Lesson for Kids


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Why are grey wolves considered to be endangered?

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1. What is the Endangered Species Act?

2. Why did people hunt and kill grey wolves by the thousands?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks what you remember about grey wolves and the reasons they are on the endangered list. You'll review the federal law related to endangered animals and how this animal has become part of the list.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to review your understanding of:

  • Why grey wolves are being called endangered
  • What the law called the Endangered Species Act does
  • The reason people killed so many grey wolves
  • Reasons outside of hunting that grey wolves are endangered

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know about why the grey wolves are endangered to answer a question about it
  • Reading awareness - make sure you learned in your reading why there are fewer grey wolves
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about what is happening to the number of grey wolves now found in the wild

Additional Learning

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, you can review the lesson, Why is the Grey Wolf Endangered? - Lesson for Kids. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • Where grey wolves are found
  • The number of grey wolves that used to live in North America
  • How much land the wolves now use compared to before they were endangered
  • The debate over keeping the grey wolf on the endangered list