Sunday, June 17, 2012. The 30-year-old biologist and wolf guide Karolina opens the door and walks in to the eight wolves. It’s nothing unusual. She follows the routines. She has known these animals since they were puppies and is like a mother to them.
But time passes and Karolina does not show up at the zoo school she is supposed to open for the day. Her colleague Sofie Gejskog gets an unpleasant feeling.
– You feel like it’s something. So then I tell my colleague that I’m going up to the wolves, says Sofie.
It is clear that a human has been killed by wolves for the first time in almost 200 years in Sweden. There are no cameras, no witnesses. Only the wolves know exactly what happened.
But when the police’s preliminary investigation begins, serious deficiencies in the working environment at Kolmården Zoo become apparent.
– After all, you listen and learn from your older colleagues, and if someone says that “there’s no danger, we’ve been doing this for 30 years.” It’s clear that people believe in it, says Karolina’s sister Matilda.
In P3 Documentary on the Wolf Accident at Kolmården, Karolina’s mother and sister tell for the first time about the event that changed their lives.
A program by: Ida Lundqvist.
Producer: Rosa Fernandez.
The episode was first published in: 2018.
Source: ICELAND NEWS