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$15,000 reward offered for info about the killing of rare, white wolf in Yellowstone National Park

May 16, 2017 | Hunting & Wildlife Management
 
Friends of Animals commends the National Park Service for treating the shooting death of a white wolf in Yellowstone National Park as a crime. The wolf, mortally wounded from a gunshot, was found by hikers on April 11 in Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana.
 
National Park Service officials believe the wolf, who was known as “The White Lady” to tourists,  was shot sometime between 1 a.m. on April 10 and 2 p.m. on April 11, somewhere on the north side of the park—either near Gardiner or near the Old Yellowstone Trail located within the park's northern boundary. The wolf was not immediately killed, but instead was left severely injured. Park staff then had to euthanize her.
 
The shooting of this beloved wolf has been met with outrage by the public and wildlife advocates. Advocates are hopeful a monetary incentive will bring more information to light and are raising more funds to add to the reward. A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched by the Heart of the Wild Yellowstone and the reward for information has grown from $5,000 to $15,000
 
The National Park Service is asking anyone with information about the incident to call the ISB tip line, (888) 653-0009. Callers may remain anonymous.

Friends of Animals believes that at a time when renewed hunting of wolves is about to begin again in Wyoming, and wolf hunting is already allowed in Idaho and Montana, it is more important than ever to have a vision for expanding National Parks. Check out our story about the future of National Parks from Action Line, “The Next Century of National Parks,” to learn more about the vital role these parks play when it comes to conserving wildlife and the environment. 

 

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