Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument, rangers say

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(Photo: Dinosaur National Monument)

JENSEN, Ut. — Park rangers say someone damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument this past week.

According to the National Park Service, a ranger leading a guided tour on Tuesday saw the damage to a fossilized humerus bone of a sauropod dinosaur. Part of the bone had been removed.

The fossil is one of many at the monument, which is along the Utah-Colorado border.

The more than 1,500 fossils along the 1.2-mile Fossil Discovery Train that runs between the Quarry Visitor Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall are protected and cannot be collected.

A $750 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of a suspect in the case.