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As part of the preventive measures against African swine fever, Denmark killed its last wild boar

As part of the preventive measures against African swine fever, Denmark killed its last wild boar

Wild boar number “157”, the last known animal in the wild, was shot in the course of ASF prevention. Denmark thus temporarily has no wild boar. “157” was observed in South Jutland for months. Attempts to catch or kill the wild boar had been unsuccessful until then. The national nature authority assumes with some certainty that there are no more wild boars in the country at the moment. At least no other animals could be detected for months.

Hunted a total of 157 wild boars to prevent disease

The reason for the total kill are the preventive measures against African swine fever. In 2018, the inventory was estimated at just 100 wild boars. A total of 157 wild boars have been shot since then. The Danish wild boar population has always been very manageable compared to Germany.

Source: https://www.jagderleben.de/news/afrikanische-schweinepest-letztes-wildschwein-daenemark-erlegt-712776

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