Unfortunately, this was the most detailed article I could find regarding the incident, which I heard on the local news this morning. As far as I can tell it is unknown if the wolf involved was a member of the Bow Valley Pack or a lone wolf. I do hope that the Bow Valley wolves aren't getting themselves into trouble again, especially after it was confirmed recently they'd had another litter this year (https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-ne ... r-in-a-row), I do hope for more updates soon. It is also unclear if the injuries to the man's hand and arm were a result of a wolf bite or something else, as only one early news report so far stated it was a bite, while all others only specify an 'injury'.One person was injured and a wolf was destroyed after wildlife attacked a tent early Friday morning.
According to Parks Canada, the camper was inside a tent in Rampart Creek Campground along the Icefields Parkway when a wolf attacked the tent. The camper suffered injuries to their hand and arm.
Parks Canada members responded to the scene at approximately 1 a.m. after the camper reported the attack. The injured person was transported to the Banff hospital.
A survey of the campsite determined there were no wildlife attractants, including food, that would have drawn the wolf to the tent.
A lone wolf, believed to be the offending animal, was located approximately a kilometre south of the campground and destroyed by Parks Canada.
Rampart Creek Campground has been closed to the public as a precautionary measure and Parks Canada continues to monitor wildlife activity in the region.
Despite authorities saying there was no food luring the wolf at the time, I remain skeptical that the wolf hadn't been previously attracted to the campground due to irresponsible campers leaving food or attempting to attract or interact with the wolf.