Tiger of Sabrodt
|Known for||Killing livestock|
|Weight||41 kg (90 lb)|
|Height||80 cm (31 in)|
|Named after||Village of Sabrodt (part of Elsterheide) where it first appeared|
The wolf was shot near the town of Hoyerswerda (then part of Silesia) on 27 February 1904, by a forester who received a 100 mark bounty for killing it. It had broken away from hunters several times and reputedly weighed 41 kilograms (90 lb) and measured 1.60 metres (5 ft 3 in) long and 80 centimetres (31 in) high at the shoulder.
The wolf had been preying on livestock; the locals referred to it as a raubsüchtiges Ungetüm (ravening monster). There had been no wolves in the area for a long time, so an escaped circus animal was suspected, and it was given the name "Tiger of Sabrodt" after the village of Sabrodt (part of Elsterheide) where it first appeared.
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