Reward For Info Regarding Poached Yellowstone White Wolf Raised To $25k

Reward For Info Regarding Poached Yellowstone White Wolf Raised To $25k

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Reward For Info Regarding Poached Yellowstone White Wolf Raised To $25k

A white wolf in captivity | Photo: Michelle Callahan | Cover Photo: Ralf Schmode

After NPS officials initially put up a $5k reward for info regarding the illegal shooting of a wolf within the borders of Yellowstone National Park, a wave of conservationists have answered the call by throwing in their lot and raising the total reward to $25k reports The Star Valley Independent.

Related: Preliminary Necropsy Results Reveal Well-Known Wolf Shot

According to the original NPS press release, an ailing white wolf was found by hikers on April 11th near the Old Yellowstone Trail on the north end of the park. Shortly after finding the distressed animal, the hikers alerted park officials who would later euthanize the wolf. A coroner’s report indicated that the animal had been shot with a rifle.

The monetary response surprised superintendent Dan Wenk, who says that if no culprits are discovered– the funds will be channeled towards investigating future “resource violations” within the park. Donations were received through the charitable park non-profit, Yellowstone Forever.

If You Have Any Info Regarding The Subject Of This Article Please Contact NPS Officials:

CALL: the ISB Tip Line 888-653-0009

TEXT: to 202-379-4761

ONLINE: www.nps.gov/isb and click “Submit a Tip”

EMAIL: nps_isb@nps.gov

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Find the entire Star Valley Independent article here: Reward now $25,000 in the case of the Yellowstone white wolf

 

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