The record-breaking migration of the M237 wolf: “It was in Trentino-Alto Adige and after more than 1,900 kilometers it arrived in Hungary”
TRENT. Well 1,927 kilometres is this the distance traveled by the wolf M237 during its migration. It’s about a European record. The news was disclosed by kora, a foundation that collaborates with various institutions in Switzerland and abroad for the monitoring of large carnivores. M237 is equipped with a radio collar thanks to which the experts have followed the itinerary of this one step after another record-breaking migration.
The specimen in question, reads the foundation’s website, was born in 2021 in the Swiss canton of Grisons while the following year it was equipped with a collar with a GPS transmitter. A few months later he broke away from the pack agoing into dispersion and starting his migration during which he crossed four states: Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Hungary.
M237 to be precise he stayed in Alto Adige for about ten days after which he continued on to Austria. At the moment (as of March 22) the young wolf is in Hungary near the border with Slovakia. “The migration of M237 exemplifies the adaptive capacity of wolves,” Kora experts explain. “During its migration it crossed different landscapes, from high mountains to countryside to settlements. It has passed rivers, numerous roads and railways and many mountains, one of which is almost 3,500 meters high”.
As is known young lupi leave the herd starting from the first year of age (although for some it can be up to 3 years), at which point they move on until they do not find a mate or a mate to form a new herd. Another example of long migration concerns Slavc which from Slovenia arrived as far as Lessinia, this specimen together with the historic companion Juliet helped to repopulate Trentino.