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Newfoundland and Labrador at a glance

Wolf populations have continued to exist across Labrador since before European settlement of North America.  However, wolves have been extirpated in Newfoundland since 1911. Main prey for wolves in Labrador are moose, caribou, beaver, musk oxen and hares.

Species Information

Common Name: gray wolf, loup (French)
Latin Name: Canis lupus

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: 1,000 – 1,500 (2013)
Population trend: Stable
Legal status: The wolf is a game species in Labrador



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