https://wolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IWC_logo_white2a-300x127.png 0 0 Chad Richardson https://wolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IWC_logo_white2a-300x127.png Chad Richardson2019-02-19 13:09:322019-02-19 13:09:32Wolves in Germany Are Making a Comeback, And The Military Is Weirdly Helping
Wolves in Germany Are Making a Comeback, And The Military Is Weirdly Helping
Humanity has always had an uneasy relationship with wolves. They loom large in our ancient mythologies as fearsome beasts; over the millennia, that fear has led to devastation of wolf populations across Europe, including 19th century Germany.
In the 1960s, numbers of wolves (Canis lupus) in Europe hit an all-time low, veering perilously close to the brink of extinction. But in recent years they’ve been gradually coming back to Germany; now, new research has found they are assisted by an unlikely ally – the German military.