Gray Wolf Spotted in Grand Canyon for First Time in Decades?
The endangered predator hasn't lived in the region since the 1940s.
The chase is on to identify the "wolflike animal" that's been spotted multiple times recently near the Grand Canyon's North Rim.
If the animal turns out to be a gray wolf, as some wildlife experts suspect—and hope—the sightings would mark the first time a gray wolf has been seen in the Grand Canyon area since the 1940s. (Read "Wolf Wars" in National Geographic magazine.)
People nearly hunted the predator to extinction in the United States, where it had roamed across much of the country for centuries.
Several people have photographed the Grand Canyon canid, which is wearing some kind of collar, on Arizona's Kaibab Plateau in recent weeks, just north of Grand Canyon National Park, according to the U.S. government.