Wildlife managers in Wyoming are offering an up to $2,000 reward for information about the illegal killing of a grizzly bear.
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The bear’s carcass was found Sept. 9 on the Wind River Reservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement on Wednesday.
Grizzlies in the Yellowstone region are federally protected as a threatened species. Illegally killing one is punishable by up to six months in prison and a $25,000 fine.
The federal agency did not provide details about how the bear was killed and didn’t immediately return an email message seeking more information.
The Associated Press contributed to this article