Human behaviour can trigger large carnivore attacks in developed countries
Large carnivores involved in 700 attacks on humans since 1950s
Thousands of interactions occur between people and large carnivores with no human injuries or fatalities. However, numbers have shown that since the 1950s, brown bears, black bears, polar bears, cougars, wolves and coyotes have been involved in 700 attacks on humans in North America and Europe.
In North America, coyotes were responsible for nearly 31 per cent of recorded attacks, and cougars were responsible for 25 per cent of incidents involving large carnivores and humans.
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February 05, 2016