The woman was killed this morning after going into the enclosure at the Kolmården zoo, in central Sweden.
She was then attacked after being surrounded by the wolves, said eyewitnesses.
It is understood that visitors at the zoo witnessed the horrific attack which happened at 11am this morning.
Emergency services then could not rescue the victim when she was savaged by the wild animals as they feared for their own lives.
Emergency services coordinator Jan Tengeborg told Aftonbladet newspaper: "You can’t just go in to a pack of wolves. Police and ambulance staff couldn’t get close to the victim until later."
Olof Liberg, wolf expert at Sweden’s University of Agricultural Sciences, said: "It’s very unusual for something like this to happen, but it has happened before.
"Zoo animals aren’t afraid of humans and accidents can happen".
Mr Liberg said wolves are especially dangerous when a zookeeper goes in to an enclosure alone.
I'm sorry, I can't quit laughing. Go in and pet the noble animals and get your dumb ass killed for your efforts..... fuck, those childhood illusions crash hard, don't they?
The only thing that would have made it better would be if the victim was one of the PETAphiles that gave me shit over my Big Bad Wolf post.
And as an update, Brock sent this LINK in. Go and read what an Indian Patriot has to say about it.