Sweeden’s park where wolves killed Zookeeper now offers “wild encounters” to its visitors

June 19th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Ostergotland, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police officers have investigating that attack that left a zoo worker dead in one of Sweden’s most popular zoos.

Law enforcement authorities have claimed that they are still investigating the reasons behind the attacked carried out by wolves on one of the park’s workers. After finding the zoo worker’s remains, the employees of the park had to make a human chain to move the wolves away from the woman’s remains.

Local media has claimed that the wolves had to be given sedatives so that paramedics and law enforcement officers enter their enclosure, according to Jan Tengeborg, emergency services coordinator in the nearby city of Norrkoping.

The webpage of Kolmarden’s Wildlife Park claims that visitors can have the opportunity to have wild encounters at the zoo’s facilities, including the chance to see the wolves closely and even pet them. The park’s spokesman has stated that the attack took place beyond the park’s public areas.

A wolf in one of the zoo’s public area had previously bitten a 15-year-old girl in her thigh after she acted scared at the sight of the sight of the animals. Mats Höggren, the park’s zoological director, has announced local media that there will be a review of the zoo’s safety policies.

There have been no reports whether any of the wolves would be sacrificed as a consequence of the attack.

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