Wolves are spreading in Germany by moving into military land

Wolves have moved back into Germany

Wolves have moved back into Germany

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Wolves are on the rise in Germany and they’re making their homes in a surprising place. Military training areas, which host tanks and shooting ranges but are relatively uninhabited, have seen a spike in wolf populations in a country that had no wolves at all a few decades ago.

In the 1980s, wolves started returning Germany, mostly from Poland. “We were expecting that the large forest areas northeast of Berlin would be the first place settled by the wolves, because it is close to …

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