Hartheim/Stuttgart (dpa/lsw) - A passing wolf was run over on Autobahn 5 near Hartheim (Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district). The animal came from an Italian population in the Alps and had not previously been recorded in Germany, the Ministry of the Environment announced on Wednesday.
According to the nature conservation policy spokesman for the Greens in the state parliament, Markus Rösler, this is the third run-over wolf since these animals were first detected in the southwest in 2015. "This means that our roads nationwide are clearly the number one cause of death for wolves in Germany," shared Rösler in the evening with. Nevertheless, according to his assessment, the wolves will continue to spread in the southwest. Because all wolves that have been genetically determined so far are male, neither pair formation nor packs are in sight.