Drenthe has a new resident
For the first time, a wolf seems to have permanently settled in the province of Drenthe. A male wolf has been spotted several times in the province over the course of more than six months, reports RTV Drenthe.
DNA research shows that a male wolf roamed the North for more than two months, which would usually indicate the presence of a female counterpart. Glenn Lelieveld from “Wolves in The Netherlands” indicates that research into the wolf in Drenthe is being intensified, as no female wolf has yet been seen.
Tens of sheep have been killed and appeared to be the victims of a single wolf. DNA research has suggested that the wolf is a male from the state of Brandenburg in Germany.
The male is known in the DNA database for Central European wolves under the code GW1261m. He is responsible for seventeen attacks on sheep in the North in the period from November 19, 2019 to January 27, 2020. In Drenthe, he killed 77 sheep in that period.