Wolves aloof as ever in Italy

Italian wolves do not appear to be breeding with dogs

source: Guardian April 27 2000
Science section p3

Italian Institute of Wildlife Biology's Ettore Randi reports that DNA samples from 101 Italian wolves show no feral dog sequences. Wolves from Romania, Bulgaria and western Russia have interbred with feral dogs, but this is not the case for Italian wolves, according to Randi. This work has been reported in 'Conservation Biology'.

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