GETTYWolves could cut Britain's deer population
Experts say within the next 20 years wolves could help naturally cut Britain’s 1.5m deer population.
A pack of six wolves were brought over from Sweden to The Wildwood Trust’s 200-acre site in East Devon in March.
The wildlife experts are researching the wolves to see how they adapt to living in Britain.Related articles
Wolves have not existed in Britain for around 300 years after being hunted to extinction.
It is thought introducing wolves back into the British countryside could help control the deer population, is at its highest level for 1,000 years.
Deer are responsible for the deaths of around 20 people a year and are responsible for around 50,000 traffic accidents a year.
With no natural predators of their own, deer are also known to destroy the woodland habitats of native species.
GETTYWolves have not existed in Britain for around 300 years
GETTYDeer are responsible for around 50,000 traffic accidents a year
These animals were all once native to Britain and the benefits they could