Wolf numbers grow in Germany From persecuted to protected Since the 15th century, wolves have been systematically persecuted, particularly in western and central Europe.
Wolf numbers grow in Germany Enemy on the roads Road traffic poses the biggest threat to wolves: 140 of the around 200 dead wolves since 2000 were killed in vehicle accidents.
Wolf numbers grow in Germany Hunted down In addition to road traffic, Germany's wolf population has also been targeted by illegal killings.
Wolf numbers grow in Germany Early deaths Wolves can live up to 13 years in the wild.
According to the Wolves in Saxony wildlife group, eight illegal wolf deaths have been identified in the state since 2009.