Popular Colorado Elk’s Head and Antlers Poached From Remains
Just a couple of weeks ago we got the sad news from park rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park about the passing of a well-known Colorado Elk named 'Kahuna'. This elk was also known as Bruno or Big Thirds.
Kahuna was photographed many times during its years in the park as one of the most impressive elk found anywhere. Kahuna passed away back in March, and his remains were intended to return to the earth. Sadly, poachers had other ideas. Click here to see a video of this amazing animal.
Body of Kahuna Found Disturbed in Rocky Mountain National Park
According to Rocky Mountain National Park officials, someone came into the park, located the body of Kahuna, and removed its head and antlers from the remains. The discovery was reported to the public on April 8th. See additional footage of Kahuna here.
Park Officials Think The Remains Were Disturned in March
According to the National Parks Service, an investigation into the illegal removal of the animal's skull and antler from his carcass probably happened between March 20th and March 22nd. The remains were left alone in the park to return to the earth but someone must have located the Elk's remains not long after it passed away.
Help Park Rangers Catch the Poachers Who Disturbed Kahuna's Remains
Anyone with information that can help bring those responsible for this illegal incident in for questioning is asked to call the Rock Mountain National Park Tip Line at 970-586-1393. You can also visit the NPS Anonymous Tip Line here. If you have any information that can help investigators please contact them using either method below:
CALL or TEXT our Tip Line: (888)-361-3332 or (202)-379-4877
EMAIL USPP: Tipline@nps.gov