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If left protected, wolves could find way into Adirondacks

Zeebie, left, and Cree are seen at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington. (Ken Rimany/Adirondack Wild)
Photographer: Ken Rimany/Adirondack Wild
Zeebie, left, and Cree are seen at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington. (Ken Rimany/Adirondack Wild)
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Environmental organizations are fighting efforts to take the gray wolf off the federal endangered species list, thinking it could some day return to the Adirondacks. Though perhaps it already has. In December 2001, a hunter in the northern Saratoga County town of Day killed what he thought was a coyote but was later determined to be a wolf — the first confirmed wolf killing in the Adirondacks in more than 100 years. A decade later, ...

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