A farmer has reportedly seen a “wolf-like” animal on Wednesday 5 July around midnight.
He took a picture of it in the headlights of his tractor and, after careful analysis by the Nature and Forestry Agency, which could not rule out that it was a wolf. However, a 100% identification was not possible because the animal was too far away in the picture.
Nevertheless, the agency assumes it is very likely that a wolf is present in Luxembourg. Because wolves travel long distances quickly, the animal may already be in a different region.
Any tips as to the whereabouts of the wolf should immediately be sent to the email: [email protected]
“Wolf action plan” set up
The wolf is a protected animal across all of Europe. Luxembourg has prepared itself for a potential return of the wolf. An action and management plan, which was put together with actors from agriculture, research, nature protection, hunters and private landowners for the proper handling of wolves in Luxembourg has been published.
Wolves are very shy
Wolves usually avoid contact with humans. Therefore, it is rare to see one. However, they can also be rather curious and muster a person carefully before they retreat. The brochure “Wolves in Luxembourg?” from the environment ministry gives more information on how to behave if one actually encounters a wolf.