Canid Sighted Near Grand Canyon Confirmed To Be Gray Wolf

The photo taken by a tourist is courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.

The animal sighted near the Grand Canyon in October 2014.  This photo, taken by a tourist, is courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.

The canid recently sighted in the Kaibab Plateau area near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon has been confirmed to be a female gray wolf through genetic testing of its scat.  The wolf appears to be wearing a nonfunctional radio collar and likely traveled at least 450 miles from the Northern Rockies.

The official press release from the USFWS is available here.

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