CASCADE MOUNTAIN WOLF

CANIS LUPUS FUSCUS

The Cascade Mountain wolf (Canis lupus fuscus) was a subspecies of the grey wolf (Canis lupus). This canid was described by Edward Alphonso Goldman in 1945. Nevertheless, the first description was made earlier by Sir John Richardson in 1839 and is the authoritative description of the current taxonomy. The Cascade wolf is also known as the brown wolf or Oregon wolf.

  • Common name: Cascade Mountain Wolf
  • Scientific name: Canis Lupus Fuscus
  • Specie: Grey Wolf
  • Type: Mammals
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Size: 2,9 to 3,9 feet (long)
  • Weight: 79 to 88 lbs

 canis lupus fuscus

IS THE CASCADE MOUNTAIN WOLF EXTINCT?

Due to the bounties offered by the government of the day for each wolf killed and the hostility of the settlers, the Cascade Mountain Wolf finally disappeared from the wilderness and was officially declared extinct in 1940.

These hunting campaigns carried out by the government led to the extinction of other wolf species such as the Bernard's wolf.


CASCADE MOUNTAIN WOLF DESCRIPTION

The wolf of the Cascade Mountains was physically similar to the northern Rocky Mountain wolf and the southern Rocky Mountain wolf. It was on average 3,93 feet (1.20 m) long, 2,95 feet (90 cm) high and weighed between 79 and 88 lbs (36 and 40 kg). Its hair was generally grayish-brown in color. Some individuals had more reddish or black colors.

 

WATERFALL MOUNTAIN WOLF HABITAT

The Cascade Mountain wolf lived, as its name suggests, in the Cascade Range in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. It was found from southwestern Canada to northern California.

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