German police launch manhunt for wolf killer

Wolves in the Schorfheide Naturpark, Brandenburg.

Wolves in the Schorfheide Naturpark, Brandenburg. Image by Henning Grote / CC BY-SA 2.0

Police in Germany have launched a manhunt after a wolf was shot and decapitated on the border between Brandenburg and Saxony. The animal was found in the week following Christmas, in a case which draws parallels with the discovery of a beheaded wolf in Saxony in August. Wolves were reintroduced to Brandenburg at the start of the millennium and are a protected species but they have been targeted by hunters despite heavy penalties. Read more:

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