A female zookeeper was mauled to death by a pack of wolves in Sweden's largest zoo. There were no eyewitnesses to recount why the animals turned on the woman who was alone in the wolf enclosure.
A pack of eight wolves turned on a zookeeper in Sweden's Kolmarden Wildlife Park. According to Sky News, colleagues tried to save the woman but were forced back as they feared the wolves would attack them.
Animal director Mats Hoggren said the 30-year-old zookeeper was experienced and had worked with the wolves since they were puppies. When the woman failed to maintain radio contact, colleagues and paramedics tried to enter the enclosure forming a human chain, but failed.
The woman's body was recovered as an armed park official stood ready to shoot the animals if they turned on rescue workers. The Telegraph reported a police spokesman said "She was so badly hurt in the attack that she died of her injuries."
The Sun reported that the same pack of wolves attacked TV naturalist Arne Weise in 2007. Earlier this year a 15-year-old girl was bitten on the leg by one of the wolves. However, zoo officials have not yet reached a decision if any of the wolves involved in the zookeeper's death will be killed.