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pub­lished 30 Jan­u­ary 2010 | mod­i­fied 23 Decem­ber 2011

A pack of wild dogs have killed five deer and eight muflons last week in Sofia zoo in Bul­garia, accord­ing to mr. Ivanov, the zoo direc­tor. The hun­gry dogs man­aged to jump over the zoo´s fence. Because of the period of low tem­per­a­tures, 15 degrees Cel­sius below zero, the dogs prob­a­bly had lots of trou­ble to find suf­fi­cient food. Next to the thir­teen kills, two deer were are severely wounded. The dogs went as they came, over the fence, which has been rein­forced since the attack. Also zookeep­ers now carry alarm pis­tols. The Bul­gar­ian cap­i­tal city suf­fers from circa 9000 wild dogs since a few years. The num­ber of wild dogs increased sig­nif­i­cantly dur­ing the eco­nomic cri­sis, because some own­ers were not able to sup­port their dogs any­more. (Source: Telegraaf, 30.01.2010)

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

Tiger map” (CC BY 2.5) by Sander­son et al., 2006.

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