TIMMINS -- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to know who shot and severely injured a bear cub, which was found in the Smooth Rock Falls area.

On Aug. 4, conservation officers were contacted about the cub and an X-ray revealed that someone had shot the animal in the head with a small calibre firearm.

They say the cub has sustained a serious injury and will likely never be able to be returned to the wild. 

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact conservation officer, Daryl Smith at 705-272-7181 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. 

To report a natural resource violation or provide information about an unsolved case, people may call the ministry TIPs line at 1-877-847-7667 or your local ministry office or Crime Stoppers. 

Find more information about unsolved cases here.