Bernard's wolf (Canis lupus bernardi), also known as the Banks Island tundra wolf and the Banks Island wolf, was a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, that was limited to the Banks and Victoria Island of the Canadian arctic. An extinct species, it was described as "white with black-tipped hair along the ridge of the back". It was formally discovered, classified, and named after Peter Bernard and Joseph F. Bernard, his nephew.
A survey was conducted in March 1993 by the Department of Renewable Resources that was to catalog the wolf and caribou populations of the area. While a number of caribou were found and recorded, along with many other indigenous animal species, not a single wolf was found.
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