Gray Wolf Spotted in Grand Canyon National Park for First Time in Over 70 Years

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Press release reposted from the website of WildEarth Guardians

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wandering Wolf Would Lose Protections Under Federal Plan 
Contact: Drew Kerr (312) 375-6104

Additional Contacts:

Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity, (575) 313-7017
Kim Crumbo, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, (928) 606-5850

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— For the first time since the 1940s, a gray wolf is roaming the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The wolf, which is wearing an inactive radio collar, is likely a gray wolf that dispersed from the northern Rocky Mountains. The intrepid wolf is currently fully protected under the Endangered Species Act, which prohibits killing, wounding or harassing the animal and provides other protections. However, those protections could be stripped under the Obama administration’s proposed plan to remove wolves from the list of protected species.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that a wolf managed to travel so far to reclaim the Grand Canyon as…

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