Yellowstone National Park has increased the reward for information about the shooting of one of the park’s most well-known wolves. This more than a month after offering an initial reward.
“We encourage anyone who has information to share that information with the National Park Service Investigative Services branch," says Park spokesperson Morgan Warthin. "And the park will continue to provide more information about this ongoing investigation as it is available."
The Park originally offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. But due to an outpouring of donations, the park is now offering up to $25,000. Any money left over will be used for future wildlife crimes in the park.
Park officials euthanized the injured wolf after hikers found it in the park, near Gardiner. The alpha female of the Canyon Pack was one of the most recognizable and sought after wolves by park visitors to view and photograph.
If you have any information to share:
Call the ISB Tip Line: 888-653-0009
Text to: 202-379-4761
Online: www.nps.gov/isb and click "Submit a Tip"