Monthly Archives: September 2010


Lost Wolves of Japan

Posted 27 September 2010 by Anne-Marie Hodge

Although the gray wolf, Canis lupus, has managed to escape extinction within the United States and Europe, thanks to extensive conservation efforts, and currently appears to be experiencing a population comeback, many are unaware that some highly distinctive populations and subspecies of wolf have indeed been lost over the past 100-200 years. Two of these subspecies, sometimes lumped together as the Japanese wolf and sometimes designated the Hokkaido wolf ( C. l. hattai ) and Honsho wolf ( C. l.... Read more