Yellowstone Has to Euthanize 1 of 3 White Wolves

She was found by hikers, injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 16, 2017 2:00 PM CDT
Yellowstone Has to Euthanize 1 of 3 White Wolves
In this 2016 photo provided by the Yellowstone National Park Service, a white wolf walks in Yellowstone National Park.   (Neal Herbert)

One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries, reports the AP. Hikers found the female wolf Tuesday on the north side of the park, says PJ White of the National Park Service. White says the wolf was in shock and dying, leading to the decision to euthanize it and investigate what caused the injuries. The nature of the animal's injuries could not immediately be determined. The predator was one of three known white wolves in the park. It had lived to 12 years, twice the age of an average wolf in the park, and was one of the most recognizable and sought after to view and photograph by park visitors. (More Yellowstone National Park stories.)

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