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First Official Proof of Wolf in Luxembourg Since 1893

posted Oct 23, 2017, 2:54 PM by chloe owens

9/1/17, by Barbara Tasch, Luxemburger Wort

First official proof of wolf in Luxembourg since 1893

It took wolves 124 years to find their way back to Luxembourg. After eight sheep were killed in July between Holzem and Garnich, in the west of the Grand-Duchy, authorities sent saliva samples collected from the bite wounds to the Senckenberg Institute in Gelnhausen, Germany, for genetic testing…Their analysis also indicated the wolf originated from a pack present in the Alps…An action and management plan for dealing with wolves in Luxembourg has been drawn up according to the government's statement. This plan foresees, among others, that the shepherd be fully compensated for the loss of his sheep by the government.