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Italy at a glance
Main prey for wolves here are deer, wild boar, chamois, livestock and garbage.
This article puts the current population between 1,500 and 2,000 wolves living in Italy.
Common Names: gray wolf, lupo (Italian)
Latin Name: Canis lupus
Common Name: Italian wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus italicus
Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: About 1,200 to 2,000, depending on the source, most of which live in the mountains of the Alps and Apennines.
Population trend: Increasing
Legal protection: Full protection (no exceptions), but illegal killing occurs due to livestock depredations
This page was last updated in 2020.
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