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Oslo wolf pups found as concerns of inbreeding, hunting loom

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:16 am
by Koa
Wolf pups found in eastern Oslo forest
By Staff, June 19, 2018
NEWSINENGLISH.NO


Rovdata, the national surveillance program for tracking predators that cooperates with conservation agency Statens Naturoppsyn (SNO), announced that the litter of wolf pups was born this winter. The baby wolves were recently found by hikers who tipped SNO, which in turn could quickly confirm through their own field studies that the pups are “pure Norwegian,” according to Rovdata genetics expert Øystein Flagstad. ...

What concerns Flagstad and his fellow researchers is the indication of inbreeding found in the DNA analysis.
Read the full article here: http://www.newsinenglish.no/2018/06/19/ ... lo-forest/

(The article also discusses the upcoming, controversial wolf hunt in Norway, hence why I shared this article in this forum.)