There have been very few tips or leads into the death of an endangered whooping crane back in April, and now several people have joined together to help raise more money for the reward that could lead to information in the case.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the reward has now gone from $3,000 to $10,000 after several groups and two individuals have given more to the reward fund.

Eighty-year-old John Perilloux of Norco is hoping that his $1,000 contribution will give more people the idea to donate.

The 3-year-old female crane was killed right on one of the banks of the Red River.

Whooping cranes are an endangered species, and there are only about 600 that are still left alive.  Biologists have been trying to establish a flock in Louisiana, and three have been killed so far.  They use to be a vast flock here in the state.