Human Safety

An Update on Fatalities Due to Venomous and Nonvenomous Animals in the United States (2008–2015)

From 2008 to 2015, there were 1610 animal related deaths.  Encounters with farm animals and dogs and stings from hornets, wasps and bees were responsible for the majority of animal-related fatalities.

Download: Forrester 2018 Lethal Livestock

16-yr-old boy was injured in a free-ranging gray wolf bite incident

On 24 August 2013, a report was provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that a 16-yr-old boy was injured in a free-ranging gray wolf bite incident early that morning in a campground on Lake Winnibigoshish in North Central Minnesota, US. The wolf was trapped and killed two days after the attack. Test results showed the wolf had severe deformities, including brain damage, caused by infection. This strongly explains why the animal was behaving the way it was and why it was searching for food around the campground leading to this unprecedented freak attack.

Download: MN Wolf Necropsy

On March 8, 2010 a young woman, Candice Berner, was killed by wolves near the village of Chignik Lake, Alaska.

This report provides documentation of the investigation and conclusions related to that fatal attack.

Download: Alaska Wolf Attack Findings

The Fear of Wolves – A Review of Wolf Attacks on Humans.

Download: Norwegian Study

A Case History of Wolf-Human Encounters in Alaska & Canada.

Download: Case History


Download: Living-With-Wolves

Wolf Paw Print