Packs of wolf-dogs could wipe out wolves in Europe, scientists warn

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Europe's population of wolf-dog hybrids is growing. In a new paper, scientists warn packs of wolf-dogs could soon erase the genetic identify of wolves. "We need to address this issue before wolf-dog hybrids back-cross with wolves to the extent that wolf populations will be lost to hybrid swarms,...

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