Information about the Dire Wolf:
The Dire Wolf is an extinct carnivore that roamed North and South America. At one point it was the most common predator in it's range. It went extinct about 10,000 years ago, having existed on the planet for some 1.7 million years. They were larger than today's Gray Wolf, having a length of roughly five feet (1.5 meters) weighing 110-175 pounds (50 -79 kg) which is roughly 25 percent larger than a Gray Wolf and the power of their jaws was thought to be about 130% stronger. The first specimen of a Dire Wolf was discovered in Evansville, Indiana in 1854. The Ohio river was low and a jawbone was found on the banks. There are many theories why the Dire Wolf went extinct while the Gray Wolf survived. Perhaps a series of environmental pressures such as a decline in prey, human predation and hunting and climate change forced the larger and less adaptable Dire Wolf into extinction.
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