Feds OK capturing, testing for mystery wolf near Grand Canyon

November 13, 2014 3:15 PM

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Feds OK capturing, testing for mystery wolf near Grand Canyon

PHOENIX - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an emergency permit Thursday allowing researchers to capture and conduct DNA testing on a creature seen near the Grand Canyon that resembles a gray wolf.

Gray wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act, which ordinarily prohibits the capture of individual animals in the wild without a special permit that is accompanied by 30-day review period.

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