Banff National Park Closes 2 Campgrounds Due To 'Bold' Wolf

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A wolf, like the one pictured here, has been frequenting campgrounds in Banff National Park. | John E Marriott via Getty Images

BANFF, Alta. — A bold female wolf has prompted Banff National Park to move people from two popular campgrounds.

A park official says at least one wolf is frequenting campgrounds near Two Jack Lake in search of food and garbage.

People are being relocated to other campgrounds in the mountain parks.

Park staff warn that people who leave food out at a campsite could be fined up to $25,000.

Wolf killed in June

Wildlife officers killed a female wolf in June, when it got too close to people at the Tunnel Mountain campground.

Staff said at the time that there were four remaining wolves in the Bow Valley pack.

"Due to bold wolf behaviour, camping in a tent is temporarily not permitted in Two Jack Main and Lakeside campgrounds,'' park staff said in a statement Wednesday.

"The bold behaviour of this wolf is evident in her search of food and garbage due to increased food rewards from the public.''

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