A wolf has been spotted in Belgium

2011 - 10 - 12

A wolf made appearance in Belgium after more than one hundred years of absence. His visit to the countryside located around Gedinne in Namur, province of Wallonia, was recorded and shown on VRT TV channel.

The Wolf’s presence was proved after several killed sheep had been discovered over the course of the summer period. Such findings, uncommon in this area, stirred the attention of animal television programme makers “Dieren in nest”, and Flemish TV decided to plant a team of men with night vision cameras in the area.

After about a week, the cameramen finally got lucky, recording a wolf attacking a sheep and dragging it away. Subsequently, a summoned specialist from France confirmed their findings.

Surprisingly, the Belgians were pleased rather than frightened. According to official records, the last wild-living wolf was killed in 1898.

“Nature shows us its unbelievable vitality. We are glad to see that the wolf has returned to another European region. However, it will be a long time before a stable population is formed,” commented Dalibor Dostal, the director of European Wildlife conservation organization.

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