People are being advised to stay out of the park.
There have been several coyote attacks in Vancouver's Stanley Park over the past few months. The most recent attack took place on the evening of Tuesday, August 10, and the victim was a 5-year-old boy.
According to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS), the young boy was on a walk with his family when he ran ahead.
The COS says a coyote lunged at the boy and bit him in the leg before his parents were able to chase it off. The boy did receive minor injuries and was hospitalized as a result, but has since been released.
"We recognize and understand the public is concerned about these incidents. We are also concerned about the behaviour of coyotes in Stanley Park," said the COS.
"The COS continues to urge the public to stay out of Stanley Park – if you are in the park, use abundant caution, as there is a high risk of encountering an aggressive coyote."