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Testing shows animal killed in eastern Nebraska was wolf

Gray Wolves-Endangered
Posted at 2:29 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 15:29:01-04

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska wildlife officials say genetic testing has shown that an animal killed in January by coyote hunters north of Fremont was a gray wolf.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said Wednesday in a news release that the female wolf was killed Jan. 28 near Uehling. The commission says testing showed the wolf originated from a wolf population in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. It was the second wolf killed in Nebraska in less than three months.

In November, a rancher south of Bassett who was out checking on his livestock shot and killed an 81-pound male wolf.

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