The Child-Eating Wolves of Turku

A horrifying series of fatal wolf attacks on children between 1880–1881 in rural southwest Finland

Lone grey wolf emerging from a green birch and pine forest into an open area. Wolf is looking at photographer.
A grey wolf. Photo by Hans Veth on Unsplash.

AA lot of things could kill you in 19th Century Finland but perhaps one of the nastiest ways to go was to be attacked by a wolf. The grey wolf (canis lupus) is most active by night and usually hunts in packs to predate on ungulates like deer and…



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Chloe Wells

Chloe Wells


True crime and strange tales mostly. Top writer for the tag ‘Finland’.