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Eleven-Day-Old Red Wolf Pups Get a Check-up

On the morning of May 2, 2015 critically endangered red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups — each no larger than a potato. These pups are not only adorable, they are a valuable contribution to the recovery of their rare and at-risk species.

Under Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) protocols, captive born pups must be checked at specific stages to take stock of their health, deworm, vaccinate etc…  On May 13th, the 11-day-old pups got their 2nd check-up and although one pup is significantly smaller than the others, they all look healthy.


Follow the pups’ progress via the LIVE red wolf dencam.

The Wolf Conservation Center is an environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America through science-based education programming and participation in the federal Species Survival Plans for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. Through wolves the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.