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All wolves are not skilled hunters

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 09.12.2019 - 12:33

On the day of getting his collar on May  2019 wolf  V080 was healthy and well nourished.

By the Team of the Animal of the Year,

Estonian text posted 07.12.2019


The life of wolves is not easy. As big predators they often hunt prey that is 5-10 times their own size: deer, elks, in certain areas also bisons. Even when there is plenty of prey in nature catching them is complicated and dangerous for a wolf. Starvation is in addition to injuries received during hunting and on being hunted by humans one of the largest death causes for wolves



About white-tailed eagles

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 05.12.2019 - 07:51

Written and read in Vikerraadio by Kristel Vilbaste
Estonian text posted 24.11.2019

Photo Arne Ader


White-tailed eagle   ( www.loodusemees.ee )


Over the past week I have repeatedly met with white-tailed eagles. There is always some large and dark eagle outline soaring in the sky or it flies flop-flop about its business .

Through our social networks I was intrigued by the question of how many people have really noticed the eagles in the sky, and it seems that they now appear everywhere. Only half a century ago meeting an eagle was great luck but now thanks to the fine people of the Eagle Club (Kotkaklubi) the number of our white-tailed eagles has grown to at least five hundred birds. And whether the eagles are curious about the life of humans or these birds soar in the sky so high that they are really visible to all far off – eagles are often encountered

Keep fingers crossed for rescued wolf

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 03.12.2019 - 21:36

The most important news story last week on the wolf theme was about a wolf in a very awkward situation. A wolf cub born last spring had gone to explore the manure storage facility at the Koopsi farm in Tartu County.

Estonian text 25.11.2019. Posted by the Animal of the Year Team.


The manure odours were irresistible to the curiosity of a daring young wolf. The situation took an unexpected turn when the wolf noticed a farm worker approaching and was so frightened that he fell into the manure slurry. The event would maybe have been ridiculous if the poor wolf had not been near drowning. The manure was very cold, the storage pool edges slippery and the animal did not manage to get out by itself

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