The Newfoundland was a subspecies of the grey wolf, which is a predator with whom the cattlemen and ranchers still take issue today.
The Newfoundland wolf lived on the island of Newfoundland which is off the east coast of Canada.
The Newfoundland wolf was a large wolf which was said to be white, with a black stripe down its spine.
The wolf was said to have been a large, white animal with a black stripe down its spine.
No images are available of this animal although its extinction is relatively recent within the last hundred years.
This beautiful animal lasted as long as it took people to settle the island, who arrived and promptly destroyed much of the animal population in the area.
Newfoundland now has a high population of moose, which create numerous road collisions and forest destruction and devastation.
Very possibly this is because the wolves were hunted and haunted into extinction on Newfoundland.
European settlers were only too willing to view the wolf as a cattle killer, and so decided to kill off the islands population by setting a bounty on the wolf there.
On September 14, 1839, the government put out a bounty on wolf hides.
Vigorous hunting and trapping led to its extinction in 1911. Hunting, trapping and vigorous predator control methods destroyed the last remaining survivors on the island.
There are now over twenty species of wolf which have been hunted and harried to extinction by our over eagerness to view them as bad, or something which hurts our interests.
The following wolves are an example of our overzealous methods of dealing with natural creatures we do not understand.
- Kenai Peninsula Wolf – EXTINCT
- Manitoba Wolf – PRESUMED EXTINCT?
- Newfoundland Wolf – EXTINCT
- Northern R Cascade Mountains Wolf – EXTINCT
- Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf – EXTINCT
- Southern Rocky Mountain Wolf – EXTINCT
- Great Plains Wolf/ Buffalo Wolf – EXTINCT
- Texas Gray Wolf – EXTINCT
- Banks Island Tundra Wolf – EXTINCT
- Mogollon Mountain Wolf – EXTINCT
- Spanish Wolf – EXTINCT
Isn’t it time we began to think about what we are doing when we harass any animal into complete absence from our planet.
How did the Cascade Mountains Wolf get extinct? What year? What month? What Day? I need all of this information. E-mail me and give me the anwsers.
THESE PICTURES ARE REALLY VERY NICE TO SEE. I WANT MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS
The comment about moose is wrong, they weren’t introduced into newfoundland until 1904, and by then the wolf was already virtually wiped out.
i agree, i thought we were the smartest animail in the world……. WE KILL EVERYTHING< RUIN EVERYTHING AND DESTORY EVERYTHING,look at the mianas they cut down all there resorse and now they are history..we must do somthing.
I have just discovered this site and I can’t believe how many wolf species have gone extinct. I can’t believe we’re letting natures most beautiful creatures numbers decrease until they don’t exist any more. It’s just unacceptable.
Oh My God! All those poor wolves extinct. How sad:(
hey Craig, i think what they are trying to say is that if the big ol newfie wolf hadn’t been killed off then it would have kept our moose population in check. nowadays the moose population is way down but our gov`t once again doesn’t see a problem in the population as a while back with the cod fishing over fishing damn nearly wiped out the cod stocks of newfoundland and i fear our moose are going to face the same fate.