Assignment: Keystone Name:

Assignment: Keystone
The following species are endangered or regularly hunted in their natural habitats.
Wolves, ocelot, alligator
Select one of these species and complete some research on the animal and their place in the ecosystem.
In your own words and using cited sources from at least 3 sites, answer the following questions:
Is this a keystone species?
Should the animal be protected because of its place in the system or are there some mitigating
circumstances that should allow it to be hunted?
What would be the potential impact on the system if this species was lost?
What would potentially take its place in the system if it was lost?