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One of Rome’s Rare Wolf Cubs Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

posted May 23, 2018, 10:17 PM by chloe owens

4/16/2018, by Jessica Phelan, The Local

One of Rome’s rare wolf cubs killed by hit-and-run driver

The cub was found lifeless in the Castel di Guido wildlife sanctuary on April 10th, according to the charity that runs it, Lipu, and a post-mortem confirmed that it was killed by blunt force trauma, likely caused by a vehicle…The cub, born around a year ago, had a condition that meant it could not use its hind legs. The park's concealed wildlife cameras filmed it lagging behind the rest of the pack, which never abandoned it despite its disability, Lipu said…"It's hard to believe this was an unintended accident," its statement said. "It doesn't seem credible that on a dirt road, where the uneven surface forces you to reduce your speed and yet straight enough that you can see a long way ahead, it wouldn't be possible to avoid an animal that, due to its physical disability, was moving very slowly." Staff didn't find any skid marks in the mud that would indicate the driver had attempted to swerve, Lipu said.  

https://www.thelocal.it/20180416/rome-wolf-cub-killed-castel-di-guido

 

 

 

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