Wolves in Norwegian forests are of Finnish descent, new report claims

Wolves - wolfPhoto: Paul Kleiven / NTB
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The wolves that live in Norwegian forests are of Finnish descent. There is no trace of the original Norwegian-Swedish wolf population, a new research report states.

The report, which is the most comprehensive ever prepared on wolves in Norway, was presented on Wednesday morning. 

It states that the modern Norwegian-Swedish wolf population is genetically most similar to Finnish wolves, more specifically a subpopulation that today is mainly found in southwestern Finland.

“The researchers do not find it probable that the original Norwegian-Swedish wolf population, which was extinct before 1970, contributed genetically to the current population,” the NTNU Science Museum wrote in a press release about the new report.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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