Wild Wolves Return to Berlin

More than a hundred years after Germany's "last wolf" was shot and killed by hunters, naturalists in Berlin have reasons to rejoice: they have sighted a pack of wild wolves and cubs just outside Berlin.

The German office of the World Wildlife Fund said yesterday that farmers had alerted its field workers to the existence a wolf pack which appeared to have moved into a deserted former Soviet army military exercise area near the village of Sperenberg south of Berlin. [...]

The discovery of wolves living and apparently breeding so close to a large urban conurbation like Berlin is the first since German reunification in 1990. But Mr Arnold said the areas of largely uninhabited forest in the surrounding state of Brandenburg and plenty of deer and wild boar were decisive factors.

Tony Paterson of The Independents has more: Link - via Smithsonian


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