Hokkaido wolf

Hokkaido wolf

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Canis lupus hattai

The Hokkaido wolf, also known as the Ezo wolf and in Russia as the Sakhalin wolf, is an extinct subspecies of gray wolf that once inhabited coastal north-east Asia. Its nearest relatives were the wolves of North America rather than Asia. It was exterminated in Hokkaido during the Meiji Restoration period, when American-style agricultural reforms incorporated the use of strychnine-laced baits to kill livestock predators. Some taxonomists believe that it survived up until 1945 on the island of Sakhalin. It was one of two subspecies that were once found in the Japanese archipelago, the other being the Japanese wolf .

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Hokkaido wolf habitat map

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References

1. Hokkaido wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido_wolf

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