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Ursula vs. The wolf

On September 1, 2022 a hungry wolf used the cover of darkness to sneak into a well-guarded
compound in northwest Germany and kill Dolly, the 30-year-old pony belonging to
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Identified as GW950m, the wolf was put on a kill list. The death warrant on its head expired on January 31.

Did he manage to outplay the hunters?

Is the wolf still alive?

Yes, he made it!
But, the countdown may restart soon …

While he escaped this time, a new shooting permit against GW950m has already been applied for, a spokesperson for the Hannover region said on Tuesday, January 31. The request for him to be re-added to the kill list must first be examined in detail in an entirely new procedure.

More on that here.

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Ursula and the Big Bad Wolf

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