A wolf's stowaways


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Because the yr 2000, the Eurasian gray wolf, Canis lupus lupus, has unfold throughout Germany. For researchers, a superb cause to have a better take a look at the small “occupants” of this returnee and to ask the query whether or not the quantity and species of parasites change with an growing wolf inhabitants. This was the case, as a result of the variety of parasite species per particular person wolf elevated because the wolf inhabitants expanded. Moreover, cubs had a better variety of parasite species than older animals. The excellent news: wolf parasites don't pose a menace to human well being.