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Gray Wolf Trekked from Northern Rockies to Grand Canyon

A gray wolf has a holiday travel story that trumps every tale of airport woe you’ll hear this weekend. The wolf trekked 450 miles, through the Rocky Mountains and into Arizona, near the Grand Canyon. Live Science reports that, after several sightings of a female wolf, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services checked out the DNA based on stool samples.

The article notes that gray wolves, who are considered endangered (although populations have risen in many states), is rarely seen in Arizona. The article also points out that it’s not unusual for young wolves to travel great distances on their own. Still, it’s a long haul.

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