Extinct or Endangered Animals. By: Daniela Carranza, Giuliana Cappella, Daniela Acosta. English Wolf. Common Name: English Wolf or British Wolf Scientific Name: English Cannes Lupus Habitat: Low temperature zones in Scotland and England Why did it go extinct?
By: Daniela Carranza, Giuliana Cappella, Daniela Acosta
The campaign to extinguish all wolves in the country was begun by Edward the First in 1281. He decided personally to order the employment of Peter Corbet and gave him instructions” to take and destroy all the wolves he could find”, especially in the counties of “Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worchestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire”. In Scotland, a wilder less populous country, the wolves survived until the 17th century, albeit persecuted all the way to extinction.
The dodo only lived on one island - Mauritius. When sailors arrived in the sixteenth century they found that the dodo was very easy to catch, and even though it didn't taste very nice, many were eaten. The dodo's natural habitat was almost completely destroyed after people started settling on Mauritius. And when pigs, cats and monkeys were introduced, they added to the problem by eating the dodo and its eggs. The last confirmed sighting of a dodo was in 1681 and by the end of the 17th century there were no dodos left.