It was known that the wolf prowled near Brittany. Today, his presence has been confirmed in the area. A first for a century.
It was last Wednesday, May 4 that a wolf was filmed using an automatic camera in the town of Berrien in the Monts d’Arrée. Information confirmed on Thursday May 5 by the Finistère prefecture in a press release. The authorities have clarified that this is “a first for more than a century”.
[OBSERVATION D’UN LOUP DANS LE FINISTÈRE] Press release from Groupe Loup Bretagne – https://t.co/K5d6QoIDOK pic.twitter.com/nQXu5ssA5V
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The wolf had not been seen in the region since the end of the 19th century. It had been eradicated by hunters and the population. The last confirmed individual was killed in 1913 in Tréméven in the Côtes-d’Armor.
However, the authorities remain cautious in the face of this news: “At this stage, this observation in Finistère does not allow us to say that the wolf is settling in the department. The capitalization of information over time is necessary to assess the evolution of the situation. »