An investigation was ongoing Tuesday into the shooting death of a gray wolf on the grounds of a private inholding within Grand Teton National Park.
The wolf was shot and killed Monday morning, but few other details were being released.
"The person who fired the lethal shot notified Wyoming Game and Fish Department wardens, and they reported the situation to park rangers at approximately 10:30 a.m.," Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said Tuesday.
Grand Teton rangers and a park biologist responded to the area to investigate the incident. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department was conducting a concurrent investigation.
According to a park release, the wolf was a two-year-old male and was not radio-collared; its pack affiliation was unknown. At the time of the shooting, the wolf was in the company of three to four pack mates, said Ms. Skaggs.
The incident was under investigation by the National Park Service in consultation with United States Attorney’s Office, District of Wyoming, and no further information would be released until the investigation was concluded.