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Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Thriving

Mexican wolves m1297 & m1298 at 47 days old

During the afternoon of May 8, 2013, Mexican gray wolf F749 crawled into her homemade den and quietly gave birth to two male pups, m1297 and m1298. Due to the mother’s poor record of keeping her vulnerable and valuable pups alive (F749 has lost several litters in her 11 years, only 2 of her last 19 pups survived), the 2 one-day-old pups were pulled from their parents less than 24 hours after their birth to be hand reared at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden and eventually placed with Mexican wolf foster parents there.

Yesterday, we received an encouraging update from our friends at Mesker – the pups are doing great!  The process has been arduous but they are coming along nicely.  The introduction to the surrogate parents has just recently begun.  At this point the pups are in an acclimation pen where the wolves have the option of checking meeting one another through a fence. This part of the introduction process is very slow and the zoo will keep us updated.

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4 Responses to Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Thriving

  1. Sherri LeBel-Kruy says:

    I have been checking with Mesker Park Zoo to see how they were doing. Thanks for the update. I look forward on watching as they get older. I am so glad that I found your page. I had lived in Stamford and Norwalk,CT. between 1985-2005 and never even knew you existed. I wished that I would have known back then. Keep up the great work that you are doing.

  2. annie page says:

    great to hear how the pups are doing,,,,,,,,thanks for the update

  3. Michael Guest says:

    That’s good news I like to hear.

  4. marlene bauer says:

    Thank you so much for the update. They are so cute and so strong and healthy! It’s good to see them thriving!

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