Vandals Identified in Caught-on-Video Rampage at Pupfish Refuge in Death Valley

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Investigators have identified three men seen in surveillance video vandalizing a protected habitat in Death Valley National Park in a drunken rampage that included gunfire, skinny-dipping, vomiting and the death of a tiny endangered fish.

The men have not been arrested, but were identified after investigators received numerous tips from citizens who recognized their off-road vehicle, said Abby Wines, a spokeswoman for Death Valley National Park. The distinctive vehicle was described as a blue Yamaha Rhino that was “extensively customized, with an added seat and safety cage,” officials said.

National Park Service officials released video Monday evening showing the men illegally entering Devils Hole and possibly causing the death of a fish known as the Devils Hole pupfish. A $15,000 reward is being offered for the men’s arrests and conviction.

Video shows the men climbing down a wall of rocks.

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