MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. -- Yellowstone National Park is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information about the shooting death of a rare white wolf near Gardiner, Montana.
The wolf is believed to have been shot April 10 or 11. Wildlife managers euthanized the 12-year-old female wolf after hikers found it injured.
Park Superintendent Dan Wenk says due to an outpouring of donations the park established the Yellowstone Resources Rewards Fund. Up to $25,000 will pay the reward in the wolf shooting case. Any money left over will be used for future resource violation cases in the park.
Park officials originally offered $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible, Wenk said in a statement earlier this month.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the National Park Service Investigative Branch via phone at 1-888-653-0009; via text at 202-379-4761; online at www.nps.gov/isb and click on "submit a tip;" via email at nps_isbnps.gov; via Facebook message InvestigativeServicesNPS or via Twitter SpecialAgentNPS.