The Norwegian wolf is extinct


There’ s no longer any doubt—the wolves found in Norway and Sweden today are actually Finnish, according to extensive studies done on their genetic makeup. Humans wiped out Norway’s original wolf population in the wild around 1970.

“The original Norwegian-Swedish  probably didn’t share their genetics with the wolves in Norway and Sweden today,” says Hans Stenøien, director of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) University Museum.

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