School children in Arizona had named her Echo; she was the first gray wolf seen in Arizona in more than 70 years.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service had designated her “914F” when she was collared near Cody, Wyoming, on Jan. 8, 2014. She traveled some 450 miles between then and her first appearance in Arizona in October.
Echo was killed in the Tushar Mountains outside of Beaver, Utah, about 200 miles north of the Grand Canyon. The hunter claimed he mistook the protected 3-year-old animal for a coyote. The incident is still under investigation.
Three years in jail for killing a 3-year-old wolf … works for me.
Previously on PIed Type:
- Is this a gray wolf?
- Confirmed: Female gray wolf roaming northern Arizona
- Rare Grand Canyon wolf likely dead in Utah