BOISE, Idaho — State wildlife officials have confirmed that a puppy found in central Idaho by out-of-state campers was actually a young wolf.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the tourists took the puppy to a veterinarian in late May after watching for an hour without seeing any signs of a wolf pack.
Fish and Game officials spent several days searching for a wolf pack in the area north of Ketchum, but were unable to locate one.
A blood test confirmed the animal is a wolf. It has been held at Zoo Boise, where officials are compiling a list of facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that would be suitable for the pup.
Zoo officials say the pup is gaining weight and his health is improving.
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