The Eastern Timber Wolf, also known as the Great Lake or Algonquin Wolf, now is only known to reside in the South Eastern region of Canada. This wolf is on the both the endangered species and ‘distinct’ species list (1), and is now considered extinct in the United States.
With only one large population left, the chance of this animal seeing extinction in our lifetime is severe. There threat is not just from human interference, but also disease or natural disaster (2).
The current population is estimated at approximately 500 wolves, found only in the South Eastern parts of Ontario (3).