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Wolves on the Rise in Belgium

posted May 12, 2019, 9:13 PM by chloe owens

3/21/2019, by Jules Johnston, Brussles Times

Wolves on the rise in Belgium

…By the end of February, four sheep had been found dead in Helchteren. According to DNA analysis, two wolves are at the origin of these attacks. On Wednesday, three alpacas were killed in Peer, probably again the work of a wolf due to the bites inflicted. There are now a number of wolves in Belgium, including Naya and August, who have territory in Peer, and have been suspected as responsible for the attacks on the alpacas…In 2018, a wolf - Naya - was recorded in Flanders, Belgium for the first time in over a century. Naya's radio collar showed that she had come from Germany through the Netherlands. The ANB recommends that breeders in the region equip themselves with adapted electrified fences. Otherwise, wolves may become accustomed to hunting easy prey, such as cattle.