t least five wolves, including one female, have returned to Denmark for the first time in two centuries, a zoologist who has obtained DNA evidence said on Thursday. The predators came from Germany to settle in western Denmark’s agricultural region, the least densely populated in the Scandinavian country. Peter Sunde, scientist at the University of Aarhus, told AFP the wolves must have walked more than 500 kilometres (310 miles).”We think these are young wolves rejected by

their families who are looking for new hunting grounds,” the researcher added. Scientists have established a genetic profile from the faeces of five wolves – four males and one female – but there could be more. Sunde said researchers had suspected since 2012 that wolves had entered Denmark. “Now we have evidence (including) that there’s one female,” signalling the possibility of giving birth this spring, he said. READ MORE