Newfoundland wolf
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NEWFOUNDLAND WOLF

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canis lupus beothucus

Newfoundland Wolf

The Newfoundland Wolf is believed to be a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. The total number of specimens of the wolf is two skeletons, three extra skulls, and two skins. It was officially declared extinct by 1829 but individuals continued to be sighted into the 1920's. Although bounties on the wolves probably attributed to their demise it is now believe that a sudden drop in the availability of their primary prey caribou decimated the population of Newfoundland wolves. It was a medium to large wolf measuring up to 5.5 feet long and can weighing up to 100 pounds. Recently wolves have reappeared on the Island of Newfoundland. DNA testing of one specimen indicated it came from Labrador by traveling across the ice.

Newfoundland Wolf

 

Newfoundland Wolf

Newfoundland Wolf Skull

 

 

Canis lupus beothucus

A sudden drop in caribou numbers is believed to contribute to their demise

Subspecies of Gray Wolf

Newfoundland

100 pounds

White with a black strip down the spine

Last specimen killed in 1911

Extinct