- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A pair of gray wolves at a zoo in Billings is no longer subject to a quarantine.

The 10-day quarantine was placed on the wolves at ZooMontana after a report that one of them might have bitten a young child.

Zoo Executive Director Jeff Ewelt says Billings Animal Control put the mandatory quarantine in place after a local clinic called the zoo on Oct. 19 and said it was treating a child for a possible wolf bite.

The injuries were described as not serious, but few details about the incident have been released.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1DHT0J0 ) that the U.S. Agriculture Department inspected the wolves’ enclosure.

While a final report hasn’t been issued, Ewelt said initial investigations have shown that the zoo was in compliance with the exhibit’s fencing.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com



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