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Shocking moment wolf attacks toddler at zoo

Shocking: The wolf attacks the toddler
Shocking: The wolf attacks the toddler

This is the shocking moment a wolf at a zoo in Serbia attacked and latched onto a toddler.

The CCTV footage captured the attack, which happened last month at a zoo in the nation's capital, Belgrade. 

The 10-month-old wolf was being walked in an area of the zoo that is designated for young animals when it latched onto the toddler. 

The 2-year-old received minor injuries when the handler allegedly checked her phone, a Serbian newspaper reported.

Vuk Bojovic, the zoo’s director, said: "It is a polar wolf that was manually brought up and fed, it is not aggressive and acts like a dog. 

"Any individual that is aggressive is not released from its cage. We have been in contact with parents and we will offer help if needed."

The toddler was transferred to hospital with a laceration to her back and was released two days later.