Wiesbaden (dpa / lhe) - A new wolf has settled in Hesse. The male has been genetically proven several times since mid-March in the Wetterau and Hochtaunus districts and is now considered sedentary there, said the Hessian State Office for Nature Conservation, Environment and Geology (HLNUG) on Wednesday. The wolf with the laboratory abbreviation "GW2554m" was born in Rhineland-Palatinate. "After one to two years, young animals usually leave their parental pack to look for a partner and settle down in another area," explained the HLNUG.
In addition, four young animals of the pack can be seen on a video recording in the wolf territory Wildflecken in the Hessian-Bavarian border area. "Thus, at least four young wolves are confirmed for reproduction in 2022 in the Wildflecken area," HLNUG said.