Cheyenne, WY – Yellowstone National Park officials say they have killed a wolf that was chasing people on bicycles and motorcycles on several occasions.
The action taken Tuesday against the yearling male is the first time wildlife managers have been forced to kill a wolf since the animals were reintroduced in Yellowstone in 1995. They say previous attempts to force the wolf to move away from park facilities were unsuccessful.
Wildlife managers said the wolf had lost its fear of people, showing up in the Old Faithful area frequently, and posed a safety risk to park visitors.
Officials say people probably fed the wolf.