Wolf Park: Wild wolves are afraid of humans and usually run away rather than be near people. They may have a flight distance — a minimum distance they can be from something before they run from it — of over 1/4 of a mile, too far away even for them to be seen by us. Healthy wild wolves do not attack people. Pet wolves, and wolf-dog hybrids, may be dangerous to humans because they are no longer afraid of humans. They may hunt small children or pets, who remind them of prey.