Common Name: Gray Wolf
Scientific Name: Canis lupus
This species has been extirpated (disappeared) from Pennsylvania since about 1892. Stories about wolf kills persisted through the 1940s.
A detailed account of the decline of the wolf in Pennsylvania can be found in Williams, S. L., S. B. McLaren, and M.A. Burgwin. 1985. “Paleo-archaeological and historical records of selected Pennsylvania mammals.”