The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking information on an incident that left a wild burro injured and resulted in the animal’s death, near Oatman, Arizona.

On Jan. 1, BLM law enforcement responded to a report of an injured wild burro south of Oatman. The responding officer encountered a burro that had sustained serious injuries. Due to a poor prognosis for recovery, the burro was euthanized. The incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call 928/718-3729. All calls received are confidential.

Wild burros are protected from harassment or killing by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, as amended. If you encounter an injured wild burro and suspect foul-play or human involvement in the injuries contact the local BLM office.