On May 29th, a young wolf was shot dead on a police warrant in the town of Vehmaa in Western Finland. According to the police, the wolf was not behaving typical for the species which led to the decision to terminate that wolf. With the help of 3 experts, we have analyzed the case.

According to the latest official count by the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL), in February 2014, ca. 140-155 wolves are living in Finland. In February 2013, the count resulted in 120-135 individuals. Also according to RKTL, under normal circumstances ca. 700 wolves should be living in Finland.