The wolf responsible for attacking sheep in Niederanven at the end of April has been confirmed to be a male specimen from Lower Saxony.

The report was published on Friday following additional analysis by Germany's Senckenberg Institute. DNA analysis traced the wolf back to the municipality of Rodewald in Germany - some 450 kilometres away from Luxembourg as the crow flies (or the wolf stalks).

Two weeks ago, local authorities confirmed the presence of a wolf in the area around Niederanven.

On 9 June, Luxembourg's nature administration will hold a webinar in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History, and the municipality of Niederanven, to provide an online conference on peaceful co-existence between humans and the wolf. Participants must register in advance, with further details available in the press release.