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Hunting Wolves in the Laboratory

posted Sep 4, 2017, 8:13 PM by chloe owens

2/20/17, by Zeno Zoccatelli, Swiss Info

Hunting wolves in the laboratory

Seventeen sheep were killed in Cama, Canton Graubünden, on February 8, 2017. The prime suspect is a wolf, but DNA analysis is needed to confirm this. Wolves returned to Switzerland more than 20 years ago, but the debate about their presence doesn’t show the slightest sign of abating among politicians or the media. While talking about these animals is easy, it’s much harder working out their movements and exact numbers…Of the scat received, 40%-45% is attributed to wolves. Of this, only around 60% can be traced back to specific individuals. So far, the laboratory has identified more than 90 different wolves that have passed through Switzerland.