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Wolf Packs Thriving in the Mountains of Madrid

posted May 12, 2019, 9:00 PM by chloe owens

3/20/2019, Murcia Today

Wolf packs thriving in the mountains of Madrid

When it was confirmed in 2013 that a pair of wolves were successfully rearing four cubs in the mountains of the Sierra de Guardarrama between Madrid and Segovia, it marked the return of the species to a habitat where it had become extinct 70 years previously, and now, five years later, the conservationist group Sierra Carpetania are reporting that as many as 40 wolves are living in the area in at least five packs. As their numbers grow, so too does the area in which they live and hunt, and they have now spread well into the region of Madrid…This has been made possible by the abundance of food in the form of wild boar and goats, although of course at the same time cattle farmers are increasingly aware of the threat…