Worker Attacked Inside Wolf ‘Sanctuary’

A worker was bitten on both arms and her right thigh at a so-called wildlife 'sanctuary' where wild animals are contained for public display (admission, $14-16).

FOX NEWS – A worker at the same exotic animal preserve where a lion killed an intern in 2018 was attacked by two juvenile wolves on Saturday.

The Conservators Center, located in Burlington, N.C., said a professionally trained animal keeper was performing “routine activities” with two of the Center’s wolves when he was bitten.

[Nothing about this is routine for a wolf, whose normal activities involve traveling great distances. – HH] 

The attack happened within the wolves’ secure enclosure, separated from the public tour path by multiple fencing barriers, the Center said in a statement.

The Center called 911 and the animal keeper was transported to a local hospital for medical care.

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The preserve also called Caswell County Animal Control and the juvenile wolves were put into quarantine for 10 days.

Police reports cited by WRAL identified the employee as Hayley Quay.

The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office told FOX 8 that Quay was bitten on both arms and her right thigh, though her injuries are not life-threatening.

“The Center continues to have as its top priority the safety of its public guests, volunteers, and employees … ” Click source below to read more. 

In nature, wolves travel great distances. Should it be legal to contain wolves in a so-called wildlife ‘sanctuary’?  Comment below. 

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