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Wolf killed on the motorway: Genetic samples reveal origin - most recently sighted near Munich

2024-03-02T17:54:47.981Z

Highlights: Wolf killed on the motorway: Genetic samples reveal origin - most recently sighted near Munich. According to initial estimates, the animal is a male cub that was born in 2023. Back in 2016, a wolf died in a traffic accident on the A93 between Nabburg and Schwarzenfeld in the Schwandorf region. A wolf was also photographed three times in the region. The genetic analysis revealed that it was a previously unknown animal from an Alpine population whose parent pack could not be identified.



As of: March 2, 2024, 6:43 p.m

By: Felix Herz

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Genetic samples reveal: The wolf that was run over is a cub from 2023. Further investigations are planned.

Schwandorf – A wolf died in a traffic accident on Autobahn 93 in Upper Palatinate.

Alexander Flierl, the member of the state parliament for Schwandorf (CSU), announced that the responsible department in the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (LfU) had confirmed this.

Wolf died on A 93 – genetic samples provide information about origin

According to the motorway police, the wildlife accident occurred on the night of February 25th near Klardorf in the Schwandorf district.

A young driver contacted the police because an animal suddenly appeared in front of her vehicle.

The species of the animal initially remained undetermined because it could not be found.

It wasn't until the following morning that the road maintenance department discovered the wolf's carcass.

The woman was uninjured in the incident.

The police estimate the damage to the vehicle caused by the accident to be around 2,000 euros.

A wolf was fatally injured on Autobahn 93 in Upper Palatinate.

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Flierl announced that the first genetic samples had already been taken.

Further examinations of the animal's body are planned at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin.

According to initial estimates, the animal is a male cub that was born in 2023.

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Wolves are living in Bavaria again - an example was also recently spotted near Munich

Back in 2016, a wolf died in a traffic accident on the A93 between Nabburg and Schwarzenfeld in the Schwandorf region.

A wolf was also photographed three times in the region.

A wolf was recently spotted in the Munich district.

The LfU analyzed traces on killed sheep.

The genetic analysis revealed that it was a previously unknown animal from an Alpine population whose parent pack could not be identified.

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