First wolf in a century spotted in the Czech Republic
As we recently wrote about, wolves are not just important because they keep the populations of their preys in equilibrium. No, the apex predators play a much bigger role than that, indirectly affecting almost everything in an ecosystem, including where trees grow and how rivers flow (if you don't believe me, check this out, or look at the video below).
That's why it's so great that after over a century of absence, a wolf was spotted by a wildlife camera in the Czech Republic (photo above). It's not clear if there's just on individual or more, but it's likely that it has strayed from the border regions of Germany and Poland, where the wolves have been thriving.