Happy birthday to rare red wolf pups!

Three red wolf puppies were born at the Durham Museum of Life and Science

Rare wolf puppies born, adding to the critically endangered population
April 24, 2018

Cute wolf puppies? Yes please.

UNC-TV wants to say "happy birthday and congratulations" to the Durham Museum of Life and Science on the birth of three red wolf pups. A female at the museum gave birth to the litter, two males and a female, on April 21. With fewer than 300 red wolves alive today, the new arrivals are a welcome edition to the critically endangered population.

“The initial examination showed all three pups to be healthy,” said Sherry Samuels, Animal Department Director, Museum of Life and Science. “But the first 30 days are critical. In fact the pups won’t open their eyes for the first 10 to 14 days.”

The pups will remain in their “Explore the Wild Habitat" exhibit, but likely won’t go outside until mid-June. Here are the first photos.




—Frank Graff 

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