What animals have gone extinct in Ireland?
Extinctions. Species that have become extinct in Ireland in historic times include the great auk, the Irish elk, the brown bear, Eurasian lynx, grey whale and the wildcat.
Are wolves extinct in Ireland?
The Wolf is now extinct in Ireland due to persecution by humans. The European Wolf is still found in the wild in mainland Europe . … The Last Wolf in Ireland was killed in 1786, it had been hunted down from Mount Leinster in County Carlow where it had allegedly been killing sheep.