Alpha female

The alpha female of the Canyon pack had been with her mate, 712, in what's believed to be the longest recorded pair bond between wolves. This wolf was shot and killed in Yellowstone National Park.

Jim Peaco, YNP

Yellowstone National Park is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting a well-known white female wolf on the north side of the park near Gardiner.

National Park Service law enforcement believes the incident happened sometime between April 10 at 1 a.m. and April 11 at 2 p.m.

“Due to a tremendous desire by groups and individuals to donate for this reward, the park has established a Yellowstone Resource Rewards Fund through our charitable partner, Yellowstone Forever,” said Superintendent Dan Wenk in a press release. “Up to $25,000 from this fund will pay for the reward in this case if there is a conviction. Any money left over will be held for future resource violation cases in the park.”

Anyone with information about this incident that could help with the investigation should contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch. Informants can remain confidential.

To share information call the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009; text 202-379-4761; go online to www.nps.gov/isb and click "Submit a Tip;" email nps_isb@nps.gov; or message via Facebook @InvestigativeServicesNPS or Twitter @SpecialAgentNPS.

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