Stolen UW-Stevens Point museum wolf mount recovered
City Times Staff
STEVENS POINT — A timber wolf mount, stolen from the Museum of Natural History at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in May, has been recovered.
According to a university press release, it was found Sunday morning, July 8, along a trail in Schmeeckle Reserve. It appeared to have been placed there early that day and was in good condition, according to University Police Chief Tony Babl. A note was found under its paw about “running away.”
Anyone with information about the theft or return of this popular museum specimen is asked to contact UW-Stevens Point Police Department at 715-346-3456.
Museum Director Ray Reser is thrilled to have the wolf mount back. He obtained the young male wolf in 2011 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources after it was hit by a car in Shawano County.
According to Reser, “Museum visitors were devastated when it disappeared.”
Additional security measures have been taken at the museum, where the wolf mount is again on display.