Wolf bites child in N. Idaho during tour - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wolf bites child in N. Idaho during tour

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COCOLALLA, Idaho. - A 6-year-old girl who put her left hand through a chain-link fence during a tour of a wolf enclosure in northern Idaho was bitten and pulled against the fence by one of the wolves.

Authorities in northern Idaho say they are investigating the incident that occurred at the Wolf People's facility on Sunday.

Julia Griffin of Naples says her daughter was given permission to pet one of the wolves and that the girl ended up needing more than a dozen stitches.

Nancy Taylor, Wolf People's founder and operator, says the girl was warned not to reach into the enclosure containing a 2-year-old tundra wolf.

The girl was treated and released at Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint.

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