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Wolf illegaly shot in Germany

Wolf illegaly shot in Germany

Author: John Linnell/Wednesday, March 2, 2011/Categories: Gallery

This computer tomography image (produced by the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin) clearly shows the cluster of lead shot in the stomach region of a wolf. The dead wolf was found by chance by a hiker in January 2009 in Saxony, Germany. The evidence from this imagery clearly proves that the wolf has been illegally shot. It could have lived for several days with such a wound. Illegal killing is very difficult to obtain data on, but the accumulation of data from across Europe reveals that it is widespread.

Text: John Linnell / Photo: LUPUS / IZW

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