Wolves Kill Zoo Worker

My contacts who have worked with wolves tell me the animals look for any sign of weakness or even inattention. Captive wolves have attacked people who bent over or limped. The problem for a keeper is that we humans tend to get comfortable around animals that have never harmed us. We lower our guard. But a wolf is always interested in opportunities. 

Reports: Swedish zoo worker killed in wolf attack - Wire World News - The Sacramento Bee

"The experienced 30-year-old woman was by herself in the pen when the attack occurred Sunday morning. . . zoo workers often enter the area alone.

The enclosure reportedly contains eight wolves. Park workers first realized that something had gone wrong when their colleague failed to maintain radio contact.

The Aftonbladet daily quoted Hoggren as saying zoo workers and paramedics entered the pen after forming a human chain and arming one person, but it was too late."

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Photo by Wayne T. Allison


  1. Wow, no angry comments by wolf fans in the article. :O

  2. Its really sad to know the women has to lost her life so unexpectedly.


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