Camera footage and photos confirmed that about 16 wolf cubs were born in the Netherlands this year, bringing the pack number to four, according to monitoring agency BIJ12.
The northern part of the country, where at least three cubs were born, now has its first herd, the Organization. report. A further 13 cubs were born across the Veluwe Health Area, including the Veluwe Park Nature Reserve.
“There could have been more,” said Zoogdierenvereniging’s Glenn Lelieveld NOS Jeugdjournaal“The camera filming the family may have missed the ones that walked around.”
Farmers in the Veluwe area will not be affected by the new arrivals, Lelieveld said. One of the reasons, he said, is the abundance of prey deer, wild boar and rabbits, as well as measures such as electric fences and sheepdogs.
But in other parts of the country, 407 animals have died this year as a result of wolf attacks.
Lelieveld says increased numbers of wolves won’t affect the Veluwe, but Veluwe park director Segger-Emmanuel Baron van Vorst to Vorst continues to campaign for culls.
Two years ago, park managers launched a campaign to remove the wolf’s conservation status.
A fence was installed around the park to protect the mouflon sheep population that the park manager has. claimednearly halved compared to a year ago.
Wolves are back in Holland after 200 years. According to Lelieveld, new wolves are crossing the German and Belgian borders, so their numbers are only going up.
Lelieveld, who has yet to see wolves in the wild in the Netherlands, said they pose no danger to the public as they are shy and disappear as soon as they encounter humans.
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