Northern Rocky gray wolf found near Grand Canyon

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So how did an animal like this one, a northern rocky mountain grey wolf go from way up here in the Northern Rockies all the way down here, to the Grand Canyon? Well, wildlife experts are asking the same question.

According to Reuters News Agency, two wolf biologists and "an experienced wolf observer" who reviewed several photos taken by a Grand Canyon park visitor concluded they "appear to depict a radio-collared Northern Rocky mountain gray wolf."

The most recent data available to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service indicate that the Northern Rocky mountain wolf population contains at least 1,691 wolves. But as mentioned, he's far, far from home, and how he made it to the Grand Canyon remains a mystery.

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