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Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf
Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf

Nobody is sure who saw it first. A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October. A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer forest just north of Grand Canyon National Park. They had a mystery on their hands. Too big for a coyote. And it couldn't be a wolf. Nobody had seen a wolf there in 70 years. Maybe a wolf-dog hybrid — a pet — had escaped from its owner and had gotten lost. Workers with the Arizona Department of Game and Fish saw it too and snapped their own photos. This time they saw something else: a black radio-tracking collar. The...

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