Wolf killed by car in the Netherlands


This video shows a wolf in Groningen province in the Netherlands in 2015.

Translated from RTV Noord in Groningen province in the Netherlands today:

This Friday morning a dead wolf was brought to Fauna Vision Foundation Wildcare in Westernieland.

Pim Lollinga of the rehab centre: “It is a male of more than fifty kilos, a huge animal. The animal was killed on the A28 motorway between Hoogeveen and Meppel [in Drenthe province]. …

The wolf has been transferred for investigation to the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC), which is affiliated with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Utrecht. Lollinga: “They will create a DNA profile of the wolf. Subsequently, it will be checked whether he matches with a wild population in Germany.”

Wolves are at present not a resident species in the Netherlands. After hunters exterminated them in the nineteenth century, recently rarely vagrant wolves arrive from Germany.

Otters drive away bittern, video


This 16 February 2017 video shows an otter couple swimming through partly frozen water near Kropswolde village in Groningen province in the Netherlands.

They drive away a bittern.

Both bitterns and otters are rare in the Netherlands.

Black roe deer video


Usually, roe deer are reddish brown. However, 8-10% are black. Like this female on this 28 December 2016 video from Wedderbergen in Groningen province in the Netherlands.

Hilvert Huizing made the video.

Male pheasants’ mating season fight


This video shows male pheasants during the mating season, fighting for females.

Frits Kor made this video near Meeden town in Groningen province in the Netherlands.