Dan Rosenblatt, wildlife diversity section head at the state Department of Environmental Conservation, addresses his department’s decision to identify an 85-pound canid a wolf. The animal was shot and killed in Central New York by a hunter in December 2021. DNA testing done at Princeton and Trent universities determined the animal to be a wolf. DEC made its findings public in September, after originally saying the animal was more closely related to an eastern coyote based on the results of a DNA test they received in the spring. This video was created and produced by DEC.
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