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New wolf pack spotted in Pacific Rim National Park prompts warning for visitors

Wolves, file photo.
Wolves, file photo. AFP/Getty Images

A new wolf pack spotted in Pacific Rim National Park has prompted a warning from park officials to visitors, as the wolves appear to have little fear of humans.

Concerns were raised after staff and visitors of the Vancouver Island park saw the wolves lying in the open. They have been spotted as close as 50-metres to humans, which staff say is unusual behaviour.

Wolves that lose their fear of humans can become problematic and are more likely to be hit by cars and scavenge for human food.

Visitors are being advised to stay clear of the wolves if spotted and to make a lot of noise.

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