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Gray Wolves May be Classified Endangered Species Again

A state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.

The California Fish and Game Commission voted to delay a decision by 90 days on whether to grant legal protections to the species that's showing signs of a comeback after being killed off in the 1920s. 

A renewed interest by advocates to protect the species started in 2011, when a lone wolf from Oregon was tracked crossing into California.

Ranchers oppose protections, saying wolves threaten their livestock. 

 

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