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Banff campground reopens after man sent to hospital in rare wolf attack

Last Updated Aug 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm PDT

Pedestrians cross the street in Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park on July 21, 2017. A campground in Banff National Park where a wolf attacked a man in a tent last week has reopened to the public.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Summary

Parks Canada says a campground where a wolf attacked a man has been reopened

The wolf was found a kilometre from the campground and killed

The wolf was in poor condition and near the end of its natural lifespan, which could explain the unusual behaviour

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — A campground in Banff National Park where a wolf attacked a man in a tent last week has reopened to the public.

Parks Canada found the wolf about a kilometre away from the campground and killed the animal.

It says DNA tests have confirmed it’s the same animal involved in the Friday attack.

Officials say the wolf was in poor condition and nearing the end of its natural life span, which could explain its unusual behaviour.

The attack happened at the Ramparts Creek campground on the Icefields Parkway north of Lake Louise.

The man inside the tent had injuries to his hand and arm and was taken to a hospital in Banff.