Officials want to know if animal spotted near Grand Canyon is gray wolf

November 4, 2014 2:08 AM

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Officials want to know if animal spotted near Grand Canyon is gray wolf

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials said Thursday they are trying to determine whether a wolf-like animal that has been repeatedly spotted in an area north of the Grand Canyon is an endangered gray wolf, as environmental groups believe.

The animal, first spotted by a visitor to the area on Oct. 4, would be the first gray wolf in that part of the state since the 1940s, if officials can confirm its species.

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