Using equipment from DANiNJECT, researchers from Aarhus University and the Natural History Museum Aarhus have immobilized and GPS-tagged a young wolf.
This is the first time a wolf has been successfully captured and GPS-tagged in Denmark, and according to Peter Sunde, Professor at the Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, it marks a breakthrough in national wolf research.
"It will provide us with important data on wolf behavior and use of the landscape in Denmark," he tells Ulveatlas.dk.
The young male wolf was captured in December 2022 at Borris Skydeterræn in Western Jutland.
The wolf was immobilized with a 1.5 ml dart syringe N2030 using a DANiNJECT JM Special 25 Bar CO2 dart projector with 11 mm short helicopter barrel.
It was shot in the hind leg and both capture and tagging were done undramatically.
Since tagging, the wolf has moved around the area normally and data from the collar shows that it has traveled an average of at least 11 km per day.
The GPS-tagged male wolf belongs to a pack of at least eight pups and researchers from Aarhus University and the Natural History Museum Aarhus will try to capture more of the wolves in the pack over the winter.
Photo credit: Aarhus University and the Natural History Museum Aarhus