Eurasian wolves

number in Germany, 2000–2020

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Data Item200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Wolf packs 1.001.001.001.001.002.003.003.005.007.007.0014.0018.0025.0031.0047.0060.0077.00105.00128.00123.00
Packless wolf couples2.001.002.003.003.002.007.006.0012.0011.0020.0021.0024.0042.0040.0039.00
Packless lone wolves1.001.001.001.001.002.003.004.001.001.003.003.006.004.003.003.0012.009.0010.00

After the extinction of wolves in Germany, the first wild pups were born in the Muskauer Heide in northeast Saxony in spring 2000. Their parents originated from neighboring Poland. While the species established rather hesitantly in the following five years, there has been a continuous dispersal of wolves since 2006. By now, there are territorial wolves in almost all German federal states. Meanwhile, wolves are observed more frequently in neighboring countries, particularly in the Czech Republic, Denmark and Austria. In most cases, these wolves originate from the Central European Population, which is shared with Poland.

Source: Dokumentations und Beratungsstelle des Bundes zum Thema Wolf (Documentation and Advisory Center of the Federal [German] Government on the Subject of Wolves)