After 89-year absence a wolf returns to Iowa and is shot dead

DNA testing has confirmed that an animal shot in February in Iowa’s Buchanan County was in fact a wolf, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. This is the first confirmed gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the U.S. state since 1925.

Experts believe the wolf likely traveled south from Wisconsin or Minnesota, the latter of which has the largest wolf population in the lower 48.

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  • Farnborough John

    Mistook it for a coyote huh? Yeah, right. Bet the next one gets the same treatment and the same excuse. Prejudice beats education any day of the week.

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