European Countries with NO Wolves

Name the European countries that don't have any ESTABLISHED POPULATIONS of wolves living in the wild.
Not including countries with only sightings but no stable population
Not counting overseas territories
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Last updated: June 20, 2021
First submittedMarch 18, 2019
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Wolfless Country
Belgium
Iceland
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Wolfless Country
Monaco
Netherlands
San Marino
United Kingdom
Vatican City
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2021
Update 2021: Austria, Denmark, and Moldova have wolves now.
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Level 53
Mar 26, 2019
I'm surprised the list isn't longer...
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Level 83
Mar 26, 2019
What's the most reliable evidence that Andorra has a stable wolf population?
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Level 78
Mar 26, 2019
That really surprised me too. Fascinating quiz, though - I like one that prompts me to find out more.
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2019
The source is the map. But I did do a Google search as well and found references to wolves in Andorra.
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Level 76
Mar 27, 2019
So Moldova is surrounded by countries that have wolves but has no wolves itself?
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2019
I just Googled "Are there wolves in Moldova?" and several sources say yes. They were apparently absent for a time, but have returned.
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2019
No stable population though. It doesn't count if a wolf runs through the corn field once on its way to Romania.
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2021
As someone who has run through many a Moldovan corn field on my way to Romania, I concur with this. No sane person would even suggest there is a stable population of Lamplighters in Moldova, despite the aforementioned forays
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2019
If a country has wolves it doesn't mean they are all over the country. And Romania and Ukraine are not that small.
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Level 75
Mar 27, 2019
Switzerland, too, according to the map. I find it strange that there are no wolves in Austria and Switzerland
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2019
There are wolves in Switzerland, I can tell you. They sometimes get killed by angry sheperds (not judging, just telling)

letemps.ch

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Level 69
Dec 30, 2020
There are also wolves in austria
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2021
I would say there are wolves everywhere in Alps, and I am sure there are wolves in Austria
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Level 83
Mar 27, 2019
Are you sure there are no wolves in the Vatican?
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Level 83
Mar 27, 2019
They are hard to spot in their sheep's clothing.
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Level 82
Mar 31, 2019
Another underrated comment
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Level 74
Apr 13, 2021
Hardly, it has 32 likes, including mine.
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2019
OMG such savage comments. XD
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
No, actually the Vatican has one of the densest wolf populations in the world, with some 3 million wolves in less than half a square kilometer. I was surprised when I saw the Vatican on this list, I thought it was common knowledge.
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Level 76
Mar 27, 2019
UK also has Wolves. In the South Midlands and the Premier League.
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2019
I guess those wandering populations don’t count
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Level 88
Mar 27, 2019
Wolverhampton?
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2019
London has werewolves. I heard a song about it once.
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Level 82
Apr 4, 2019
And there's a movie about them on the Moors...
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Level 87
Apr 11, 2019
It was an American though.
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2019
Here's a picture of some wolves in Scotland: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/08/wolves-scotland-reintroduction-lister-alladale
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Level 87
Mar 27, 2019
This source says there is now at least one resident pack of wolves in Austria: https://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/success-stories/wolves-are-breeding-in-austria-for-the-first-time-in-over-100-years-photos/
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Level 50
Mar 27, 2019
Really? This surprises me a lot. Bahrain and Brunei and the Maldives and Solomon Islands all have wolf populations? How does Bahrain have wolves? Its basically a tiny desert island turned city. Wolves are more widespread than I thought. This is just really surprising I suppose
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2019
Are Bahrain and Brunei and the Maldives and Solomon Islands in Europe? Europe is more widespread than I thought...
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2021
No, just Cyprus *ducks*
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2019
Odd that there are wolves in Switzerland but not in either Austria or Liechtenstein
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Level 85
Mar 27, 2019
In the past there probably were wolves in Austria.
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2019
There are wolves in Austria
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2019
Werewolves in Austria?
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2019
Yeah, I was surprised about Austria. Since it's neighbors all have wolves (except Liechtenstein) and it's such a mountaineous country, it seems like there should be room for a few.
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Level 83
Mar 27, 2019
Are they really sure that the German, Swiss, Italian, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, Slovak, and Czech wolves never wander in to Austria? That seems odd. Do European wolves not like to go for walks much?
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Level 62
Mar 28, 2019
Not including countries with only sightings but no stable population.
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2019
But Austria is on the list, so you are including it despite the sightings. I think you worded that caveat wrong.
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2019
Slovene wolves unlikely. There are only around 50 and they live in the south.
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Level 74
Jun 27, 2019
Wolf population in Germany is mostly in the East and North. Don't think there are a lot of wolves who fancy crossing the alpes just to get some Apple strudel.
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Level 83
Jul 2, 2021
you may be underestimating how much wolves love apple strudel. Austria off the list now.
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2019
Austria has wolves..
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Level 39
Apr 1, 2021
as Slovak, I can tell you that our wolves don't live close to Austrian borders. They live in a wilder mountainous region in the center and north.

If they even happened to be around the border, they would have to cross Morava or Danube river and then endless basins till they would reach the Alps.

But I am certain Austria still has wolves due to the Alps in the west.

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Level 67
Jun 29, 2021
In the netherlands, we sometimes get a wolf who wanders in from Germany. But that's big news, so you can imagine it doesnt happen very often.
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2019
I'd like to see wild wolves in Monaco.
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Level 59
Jun 27, 2019
This quiz needs some updating. Over the past year wolf populations have established territory in the netherlands as well
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2019
I guess you can argue about when exactly there's a 'stable population' but indeed, as this BBC article can tell, wolves don't just walk back to Germany anymore: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47838162
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Level 57
Jun 27, 2019
The Netherlands has a wolf population since a couple of years and it's literally all over local news here.
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2019
The Netherlands has also wolves, a small population!
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Level 72
Jun 27, 2019
Denmark has a small population of wolves. They have been here for years and breeds. I would call that a population
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Level 62
Jun 27, 2019
Yes indeed. I was a big press story this week. Whelps born in the wild for the second time in western Jutland.
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Level 71
Apr 12, 2021
Yeah. Pretty sure these wolves aren't travelling through Denmark on their way to Sweden across the Oresund Bridge. In fact on the wikipedia page that is provided, another image shows a population in Denmark.
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Level 55
Jun 27, 2019
There a few wolves in the Netherlands
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Level 67
Jun 27, 2019
Andorra has wolves, but not Austria? Wow...
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2019
Austria actually has 100+ wolves
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Level 60
Jun 27, 2019
There ARE wolves in Denmark
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Level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
I'll update this quiz in a year's time. Hopefully we'll have good source data and not just anecdotes. It seems that wolf populations have been growing quite a bit.
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Level 44
Jun 27, 2019
Denmark has wolves????

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-45260528

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Level 80
Jun 27, 2019
Clearly we aren't counting the Werewolves of London.
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Level 46
Jun 28, 2019
Wolves have made a comeback in Denmark in recent years. They're found mainly on the Jutland peninsula.
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Level 28
Mar 18, 2020
Since when are there no wolves in Austria?? The Alps...
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Level 56
Mar 19, 2020
I truly had no idea wolves were so widespread! great x I thought they only inhabited wild areas away from humans
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Level 53
Mar 22, 2020
there are wolves in Denmark
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Level 69
Dec 30, 2020
There are wolves here in Austria
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Level 55
Apr 2, 2021
Does Moldova not have a forest that contains wolves? I have even found some news articles saying they do.

https://wolf.org/headlines/moldova-hybrid-wolves-attack-domestic-animals-moldsilva-specialist/

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Level 74
Apr 13, 2021
In the same way that North Korea has no Covid cases. They haven't counted...
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Level 68
Jun 21, 2021
Took me a while to realise that this quiz does not state that there are wolves on Cyprus... :-)
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Level 60
Jun 23, 2021
You sure that there are no wolves on St Peter's Square in Rome, Vatican City? :) Kiddin', great quiz!
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2021
Since a few years we also have wolves in Belgium.
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2021
I looked this up before the last update. Apparently they are just passing through for now.

https://wolf.org/wow/europe/belgium/

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Level 50
Jun 29, 2021
I don't know where you got that information. We have had 2 litters born in Belgium in the past 2 years. Wild wolf pups were born in 2020 and 2021.
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Level 60
Jun 29, 2021
Indeed, it's all over the news here. Wolf pups were also born in the Netherlands in 2019.
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Level 57
Jun 29, 2021
Yes, both the netherlands and belgium have wolf families settled now and they got pups. Sightings started around 2016, but they are now fully settled
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Level 70
Jun 29, 2021
There are now wolves in Belgium: https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/belgium-all-news/108312/belgium-could-have-its-own-wolf-pack-as-early-as-this-year/
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Level 46
Jun 29, 2021
I'm pretty sure I've seen a few wolves in Vatican City.
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Level 66
Jun 29, 2021
Wolves are back in Netherlands and Belgium!
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Level 67
Jun 29, 2021
Greece seems like the last place you'd expect to see a wolf.
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Level 54
Jun 29, 2021
In a province in the netherlands are wolves same goes for belgium
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Level 52
Jun 29, 2021
There are wolves in the Netherlands and some in Belgium too
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Level 72
Jun 29, 2021
There are wolves in Liechtenstein - first official records date from late 2018.
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Level 55
Jun 30, 2021
As of 2021 there are atleast 11 wolves in the wild in the Netherlands, please update
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Level 61
Jun 30, 2021
There is growing population of wolves in Netherlands and Belgium for a few years now.
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Level 61
Jul 1, 2021
Scotland is a European country that has no wolves. So is Wales, so is Northern Ireland. So is England.

Could you Americans [sic] please stop tarring us with the same brush of United Kingdom?

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Level 87
Jul 2, 2021
Hmmm, triggered I guess. Are you new here?
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Level 59
Jul 3, 2021
There's a stable population of wolves now in the Netherlands and Belgium. In May 2021 wolves were even born there.
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Level 43
Jul 4, 2021
wolves are my fave animal! Tough quiz, it was great!!
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Level 46
Jul 21, 2021
The Netherlands has wolves too since a few years
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Level 50
Nov 11, 2021
belgium and the netherlands have now a stable wolf population