Officials identify mystery animal sighted near Grand Canyon

November 25, 2014 8:03 AM

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GRAND CANYON, Arizona – Wildlife officials have confirmed that a wolf-like animal seen roaming the land north of the Grand Canyon is a female Rocky Mountain gray wolf. Genetic tests of feces found by biologists identified the nature and gender of the animal that has been seen and photographed in the area since early October, according to a news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The confirmation also affirms that the gray wolf is fully protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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