Catalan wolves

Today’s Avui notes there are now four different wolves present on the Cadi area of the Pre-Pyrenees. All are male, which is typical of an expaning population. There have been 11 recorded attacks on livestock. Since the detection of the first male in 2004, 13 trained mastiff dogs have given to local shepherds. More here from Avui (Catalan).
As previously reported on iberianature these wolves are genetically Italian in origin, forming part of an expansion over a number generations out from the Apennines, with the first wolf appearing in Catalonia in 2004. The last Catalan wolf was shot in Terra Alta in the south of the Principality in 1935, though the animal is thought to have disappeared from the Sierra de Cadí more than 100 years ago.

See also forum thread on this news
 http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php?topic=455.msg3230;boardseen#new</p>

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