Illustration représentant l'arrière du Petit Chaperon rouge et un loup se léchant les babines.

Face to face with the Wolf

[…] Unlike the bear, which readily becomes accustomed to humans when the latter are seen as a source of food, contrary to persistent legends, the wolf has no aggressive intentions towards us. « The bear is in fact potentially more dangerous than the wolf » points out WWF spokeswoman Pierrette Rey. In Switzerland, particularly in Grisons, Ticino and Valais, there are estimated to be between 5 and 10 wolves. But the numbers vary widely. « They move very quickly, up to 40 kilometres a day » notes Pierrette Rey.
WWF Switzerland points out that experience in Europe over the 20th century shows that wolves are not a danger to humans.

In Italy, Luigi Boitani, a wolf specialist, has systematically investigated all rumours of wolf attacks: in 20 years of research, he has found no evidence that a human has been injured by a wolf.
In fact, wolves recognise humans as a danger and avoid them. […]

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