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Animal keeper attacked by wolves in North Carolina sanctuary

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2021 | Workers' Compensation |

Certain jobs carry a higher amount of risk than others. Working with animals, for example, is a job that comes with a significant amount of risk. There is no way of knowing how the animals will respond to ones presence. One woman in North Carolina recently found out just how dangerous her job at an animal sanctuary really is when she was attacked by wolves.

What happened?

According to reports, on Saturday, March 20, at the Conservators Center, a female worker was performing routine tasks in the wolf enclosure when two young wolves attacked her. She was bitten on her right leg and both of her arms. She was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Her current condition is unknown. The animals were put in quarantine.

Not the first time

This attack is not the first of its kind at this animal sanctuary. In 2018, an animal keeper was mauled by a lion. Sadly, that worker died of the injuries suffered. It is unclear if any safety measures were put in place after that event that may have helped prevent this most recent attack.


According to North Carolina laws, the injured worker may be entitled to seek compensation for her losses by filing a workers’ compensation claim. If her claim is approved, she may receive monetary compensation for the lost wages and medical expenses she is experiencing at the moment. She may also receive further relief for any other recoverable losses she has endured because of this event. Unfortunately, she may find getting claim approval more difficult that she might expect. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help her fight for maximum relief.