Testing shows animal killed in eastern Nebraska was wolf

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This May 2020 photo provided by the Voyageurs Wolf Project shows Wolf V092 during efforts to fit a GPS-collar, just south of Voyageurs National Park, Minn. Scientists studying gray wolves in the park have traced how wolves preying on beavers affect the ecosystem by impeding the ability of beavers to build and maintain new dams that create wetlands. (Tom Gable/Voyageurs Wolf Project via AP)

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 on 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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