Recently, several reports of wolves in Germany state that wolves would loose their shyness and the apparently consequence of it would be an increased threat for humans. But what is our expectation of a shy behaving wolf? And what are the reasons for these expectations? And WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES of an eventual wolf behaviour not meeting our expectations?
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The wolves in this movie are wild and have likely never met a human before. They do not have any experience with us not the bad ones (being hunted) or the good ones (e.g. being fed). Yet, they come close to European Wilderness Society large carnivore expert Gudrun Pflueger, who even let go of humans most effective repellent: standing upright on two legs. Gudrun wore a pepper spray, but never even thought of getting it ready. The natural behaviour of a wild wolf that unaltered by human (mis) behaviour, is a very interested, precautious and curious behaviour. Scene starting at min 34:35.