The city says the child gained access to a non-public area of the zoo and put their fingers through the fence. The child received minor injuries from the wolf, according to the city.
The city says the wolf was euthanized following consultation with the Winnebago County Health Department and State Division of Public Health. The wolf was also tested for rabies but the tests came back negative.
The city says the incident is under investigation but wants to assure the public that the zoo is safe.