Wolves move into Dutch national park

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Research by ecologist Hugh Jansman confirmed the presence of at least one female in De Hoge Veluwe park in the east of the country, as well as the strong likelihood of a male, according to the NPO 1 public broadcaster.

The first wolf in over a century arrived from Eastern Europe via Germany in 2015, and numbers have increased at a pace.

Four were reported between November 2018 and January 2019, before Gelderland Province commissioned Mr Jansman of Wageningen University to estimate wolf numbers using footprints, droppings and deer carcasses.

This prompted the province to designate habitats for wolves near the park in mid-March, as there is evidence that the protected animals have been living there for at least six months, the NU.nl online newspaper reported.<<<Read More>>>