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US Haute-Vienne, Calvados, Yvelines ... Where were wolves seen in recent weeks?

18:13  03 december  2021
18:13  03 december  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

Calvados: a gray wolf observed near Bayeux, a rarissime event

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  Haute-Vienne, Calvados, Yvelines… Où des loups ont-ils été aperçus ces dernières semaines ? © Copyright 2021, Obs

This has been a first for more than a century. In Haute-Vienne, a Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus) was observed twice this week, announced the prefecture this Friday, December 3rd. This is the last one series of observations in several regions of France in recent weeks.

in Haute-Vienne, a great Canid was observed Wednesday in Champagnac-la-Rivière, in the south-west of the department, and a second report, "presumably of the same animal", was made the next day in Ladignac-Le- Long, about twenty kilometers from Champagnac. "Game of Thrones" really existed

"The French Biodiversity Office (OFB) quickly validated the first report as most likely a gray wolf," explains the prefecture, stating that if the meeting of 'A Wolf in Haute-Vienne was "a first for more than a century", it was not "not surprising".

The species, protected in France and Europe, "is known for its large dispersal capacity," in particular in the fall and early winter when "young people born in spring take full place within the group. , binding other individuals to leave the pack to look for a new territory ". The latter can then "travel several hundred kilometers before attaching", according to a colonization system by "bonds".

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At the end of November, it is in the Calvados that a wolf was observed. It had been spotted by a farmer in one of his fields in the commune of Sully, a few kilometers from Bayeux, reports

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. The OFB had confirmed after examination of photos that it was a big wolf, stating: "Until then we had no reporting of a great canid in Calvados. »


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the deputy director of the French office of biodiversity Nicolas Jean Also confirmed on November 27 with France Bleu that the animal photographed by a hunter in Blaru (Yvelines) on November 11 was a wolf, believing that it was a solitary specimen looking for A new territory. "For now, we do not have a trace, we just have an image," he said. It was thirty years that a wolf had not been officially observed in Ile-de-France.

end of October, it is a corpse of the animal that was discovered in Loire-Atlantique on the edge of a road from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, in Loire-Atlantique, signaling the presence of the animal in The department for the first time in a century.

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earlier this year, it was seen in Vendée and in the Vienna, again for the first time for a hundred years.

624 Adult gray wolves in France

The weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday, November 28, a pack of wolves was also filmed in the streets of Modane in Savoie: It is not a first question. As

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explains, the wolf sedentized in the mountains of the Upper Maurienne, and sometimes performs incursions into the city. In New Aquitaine, the presence of the wolf has been proven in Dordogne since 2015 and permanent since 2018 in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. He was also recently observed in Corrèze, Charente-Maritime, Charente, Creuse and Vienna.

Since its reappearance in the southern Alps in 1992 from Italy, it has been identified in areas as far away as Lorraine or Burgundy, but its presence remains concentrated in Alpine and Provençal massifs.

According to the OFB, the gray wolf population progresses in France with a total estimated at 624 adult individuals at the end of the winter of 2021 against 580 a year earlier. No confrontation with the man has been so far noted.

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