Second wolf euthanized after disturbances at Banff camp sites

WATCH ABOVE: Another wolf has been euthanized after scavenging for food and exhibiting bold behaviour in the Banff area. Global’s Jayme Doll reports.

Parks Canada officials have increased their rounds in Banff National Park campgrounds after officials euthanized a wolf that had showed bold behaviour.

It was the second wolf from the Bow Valley pack to be euthanized this year, according to Christina Tricomi from Parks Canada. The wolf was put down Wednesday night after it accessed food from a Banff campsite.

Watch below: Tent campers in Two Jack Main and Lakeside campgrounds have been re-located as a result of a bold wolf. Global’s Jayme Doll reports.

‘Bold’ wolf spurs tent camping ban in parts of Banff National Park
‘Bold’ wolf spurs tent camping ban in parts of Banff National Park

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Two hundred people who were camping in tents were moved out of Two Jack campground to Tunnel Mountain on Tuesday because of the wolf, but they were allowed to return as of Thursday.

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Twenty charges have also been laid against campers for leaving food or garbage out. The offence comes with a mandatory court appearance and a maximum fine of $25,000.

Parks Canada stresses it is vitally important to not leave food or garage laying around at campsites.

READ MORE: Wolf warning issued for Banff National Park

Watch below: From aggressive wolves to a bear scare at a campground, there were various warnings about dangerous encounters with wildlife in the mountains west of Calgary in June. Jayme Doll explains.

Banff officials euthanize aggressive wolf
Banff officials euthanize aggressive wolf

With files from Jayme Doll

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