Mother’s Day Surprise – Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Born at the Wolf Conservation Center
Elusive. Endangered. Extremely Cute.
Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Born at the WCC!
Mother’s day came early for Mexican gray wolf Trumpet!
On April 26, the mother of three gave birth to her second litter! Beyond being adorable, the pups represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in the effort to save a species on the brink of extinction.
The Mexican gray wolf or “Lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of Mexican gray wolves in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In 1998, the wolves were reintroduced into the wild as part of a federal reintroduction program under the Endangered Species Act. Current estimates put the wild population at 131 in the United States.
To watch the family’s progress, tune in to their live webcams.