First official proof of wolf in Luxembourg since 1893 confirmed


It took wolves 124 years to find their way back to Luxembourg.

After eight sheep were killed in July between Holzem and Garnich, in the west of the Grand-Duchy, authorities sent saliva samples collected from the bite wounds to the Senckenberg Institute in Gelnhausen, Germany, for genetic testing. 

The results of the analyses showed that the animal that killed the sheep was a wolf, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Nature and Forest administration said in a statement on Friday. 

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