Facts about Cascade Mountain Wolfs. "Scientific name for Cascade Mountain Wolf is Canis lupus fuscus". The Cascade Mountain Wolf is a sub variety of the Gray Wolf, called Canis lupus, which comes from the Canis genus of the Canidae family. The Cascade Mountain Wolf breed is also commonly called the Brown Wolf and these wolves can be largely found in Oregon, British Columbia, and Washington. Originally, it was acknowledged as a separate genus from other wolves in the region during 1945 by an American zoologist, Edward Goldman, although the authority for the Cascade Mountain Wolf breed was made much in advance during 1839 by Richardson. However, the Cascade Mountain Wolf breed itself had turned out to be extinct during 1940. The term fuscus in Canis lupus fuscus, the scientific name of the wolf, is the Latin word, which refers to its grayish-brown color coat that occasionally would contain a touch of red and, or sprinkles of the black color.
The Cascade Mountain Wolf breeds have not been found since 1940. The Cascade Mountain Wolf became extinct as a consequence of excessive hunting, occasionally with the support of the government. Hunters often hunted and killed the Cascade Mountain Wolf breeds by poisoning huge animal carcasses through strychnine and waiting for these wolves to consume it. Hunting by human beings has been the major factor in the destruction of these wolf breeds.
Not much study had been carried out on the Cascade Mountain Wolf earlier than it turned out to be extinct. From what is identified, the extinction of the Cascade Mountain Wolf breed was similar to the extinction of the Tiger Wolves. The Cascade Mountain Wolf breeds were hunted by colonizers pending they were to be acknowledged as extinct. Again, the government supported bounties on these animals.
Features of Cascade Mountain Wolf
The Cascade Mountain Wolf was analogous in size to both the Southern Rocky Mountains Wolf and the Northern Rocky Mountains Wolf. The Cascade Mountain Wolf was an average sized animal, with the height of 36 inches (90 cm). When alive, the Cascade Mountain Wolf breed had a body length that ranges from 36 inches to 60 inches (90 cm to 150 cm). Usually, the male wolves are heavier than the female ones with the maximum body weight of 176 lbs (80 kg), whereas the body weight of the female wolves ranges from 70.2 lbs to 107.8 lbs (36 kg to 49 kg).
The nickname "brown wolf" was assigned to the Cascade Mountain Wolf because of its coat color, which is normally pale yellow in color with a hint of tan, or light yellowish-tan overall. Some Cascade Mountain Wolves of this breed had a grayish-beige coat. The Cascade Mountain Wolf breed also has a cinnamon color coat and hence, it was also commonly called the Cinnamon Colored Wolf.
Before the Cascade Mountain Wolves turned out to be extinct, they wandered the huge stretches of the Cascade Mountains. The Cascade Mountain Wolf breed ranged from the Northern parts of California all the way up to the southern parts of British Columbia.
Diet of Cascade Mountain Wolf
The Cascade Mountain Wolf is a carnivorous animal and these animals are thought to have eaten lots of mountain sheep, moose, deer, and elk. If a hunter shot and disillusioned any of these wolves by means of strychnine, these wild animals could have passed away from feeding on their flesh.
The average lifespan of the Cascade Mountain Wolf was believed to be ranged from 12 years to 15 years.