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After a ferocious seven-week contest, the grey wolf has finally risen to the top to claim the crown of Canada’s Greatest Animal.There will be no official coronation, however, the designation is the culmination of a contest put on by the Calgary Zoo in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Wolf leads the pack in Calgary Zoo’s Greatest Animal contestMore than 11,000 ballots were cast in the campaign, the zoo said in a release. The grey wolf faced fierce competition, but ultimately it beat out fellow Canadian animal icons like the grizzly bear, bison, whooping crane, Rocky Mountain goat, great grey owl and, obviously, the beaver.The wolf took 26 per cent of the ballots cast and beat out its buck-toothed rival by around 500 votes.

Source: Beat it, beaver: Grey wolf wins Canada’s Greatest Animal contest – Calgary – CBC News