Wolf in Saxony to be shot as possible threat to humans

A two-year-old male wolf in the eastern German state of Saxony is to be shot after being regularly seen looking for food near human habitations, the Environment Ministry in Dresden said on Thursday.

The ministry said the wolf, which has been given the number MT6 and is living in the region of Görlitz, had not kept the typical distance from humans and had even approached them.

“Because of the wolf’s unusual behavior, there is the danger of further escalation. The safety of humans takes priority over species protection,” the ministry said. It has given exceptional permission for the wolf to be shot by a specially commissioned hunter.

Wolves are strictly protected in Germany, and an individual animal may be killed only when it represents a threat to humans or is expected to cause financial damage.<<<Read More>>>