Scientists in Denmark say that the country now has its first pack of wolves in over 200 years.
Wolves hadn’t been seen in the country in two centuries until one was spotted in Jutland five years ago. Since then, there have been concerns that male and female animals would meet and eventually mate, the Copenhagen Post reports.
That now appears to have happened. DNA evidence from faeces has confirmed a female has settled in west Jutland, and CCTV images have shown a pair of wolves moving together in the region.
Speaking to national broadcaster DR, Peter Sunde of Aarhus University said it would only be a matter of time before they mate.
“We expect that they will have cubs this year or the next,” he said, pointing out that if it’s the former, she’s probably in a den tending to young, as wolves tend to breed in spring.
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