Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of four critically endangered Red Wolf pups! Today, just 100 Red Wolves roam their native habitats in eastern North Carolina, and nearly 200 Red Wolves are maintained in captive breeding facilities throughout the United States. Because of this, the birth of four pups – two male and two female – represents a welcome increase in the overall scarce population.
The pups, born on May 9, 2014, are part of the Species Survival Program and there is potential that they may someday be released into the wild. They were born to mom “Salty” and dad “Moose”, who are both first-time parents and being very attentive. The pups will remain at the Beardsley Zoo at least through fall 2014.