Woman Severely Injured by Wolves in French Wildlife Park

A woman is in intensive care after being attacked by wolves while jogging in an animal park near Paris, French media report.

On Sunday morning, the 36-year-old victim, who was staying at a lodge within Thoiry park, inadvertently entered the main safari zone, which is designated for cars only. She was attacked by three arctic wolves, sustaining severe bites to her neck, back, and leg.

Thoiry, located about 40km (25 miles) west of Paris, is one of France’s most popular wildlife parks. The park houses around 800 animals that roam freely while visitors observe them from the safety of their vehicles. The park offers accommodations near the wolf and bear enclosures, with the lodge area protected by electric fences and ditches, according to the France Info news site.

It is unclear why the woman entered the car-only safari zone. Park authorities have not commented on the incident. “We do not know at this stage whether the guest made a mistake or whether there was a problem with the signposts,” an unnamed police source told Le Parisien newspaper.

The woman was rescued after park attendants heard her screams and was taken to a nearby hospital. An investigation is underway.

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