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‘First wolf in a century’ shot dead in Germany

German hunters offered an award Monday to find the killer of what was believed to be the first wolf spotted in a southwestern region in more than a century.The hunters’ association of Rhineland-Palatinate state said it would hand over 1,000 euros ($1,300) for information leading to the person who shot dead the animal which was found at the weekend in the Westerwald low mountain range.

Amid widespread outrage in the region over the shooting, DNA testing is to determine whether the remains are in fact those of a wolf and not a wild dog, local authorities said.

If so, it is believed to be the first of the species seen in Westerwald in 123 years…

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