Camper Bitten by Wolf in Rare Attack in Banff National Park, Canada | Wolf Euthanized

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Wolves. Credit: Thomas Bonometti | Unsplash

A wolf that attacked a tent and injured a camper has been killed and the campground has been closed after a rare incident took place in Banff National Park, officials say.

Around 1 am on Friday, Parks Canada received a report of an attack at Rampart Creek Campground off the Icefields Parkway, according to a news release.

Officials say the beast attacked the tent and inflicted hand and arm injuries on a camper inside. No wildlife attractants or food were found nearby.

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Rampart Creek campground.

The wolf believed to be responsible was tracked down about one kilometer south of the campground and was destroyed by Parks Canada. 

The camper was transferred to a hospital in Banff.

Parks Canada says this appears to be an isolated incident, and events like these are very rare. As a precaution, the campground will stay closed until a full investigation is completed.

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