According to the regional government, the Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus), has been extinct in the historic region of Andalusia in the extreme south of Iberia since 2020.
- Iberian wolf is a subspecies of Grey wolf that has been isolated from mixing with other wolf populations for over a century.
- These form the largest wolf population in Western Europe.
- It is native to the Iberian Peninsula comprising Spain and Portugal.
- They inhabit forests, inland wetlands, shrublands, grasslands, pastures, and mountainous areas.
- They live, hunt, and travel in small packs. Each pack includes the alpha male and female with their young as well as older offspring.
- The alphas are the leaders of the pack, establishing the group’s territory, selecting the den sites, tracking down, and hunting prey.
- They are mainly carnivores.
- Conservation status
- IUCN: Vulnerable