Man injured in jogger’s attack by wolf in Thoiry Park

A woman is in intensive care after being attacked by a wolf while jogging at a zoo near Paris, French media reported.

The victim, 36, was staying at a lodge in Thoiry Park early on Sunday when he wandered into the main safari zone, which is reserved for cars only.

She was attacked by three Arctic wolves, suffering severe bites on her neck, back and legs.

Thoiry, about 40 kilometers west of Paris, is one of France’s most popular wildlife parks, where some 800 animals are allowed to roam free and visitors can observe them from the safety of their cars.

According to news site France Info, the park offers accommodation near the wolf and bear enclosures, with the lodge area protected by electric fences and ditches.

It is unclear why the woman entered the vehicle-only safari zone, and park officials have not yet commented.

“At this point we don’t know whether it was a customer’s mistake or a problem with the signage,” an anonymous police source told Le Parisien newspaper.

The woman screamed during the attack and was rescued by park staff and taken to a nearby hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

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