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Wolf Birthdays Abound: Week of April 19, 2020

Spring is the season of rebirth and renewal, but for wolves it’s also the season of birthdays! Breeding season occurs in late winter so, with a gestation period of 63 days, pups are born in early spring. With 44 wolves currently living at the Wolf Conservation Center, spring means A LOT of birthdays!

This week (April 19 – April 25) we’re celebrating 14 birthdays:

Red Wolves Ben, Deven, Marley, Maple, Rich, Martha, Max, Shane, Hunter, and SkyRae (April 19)

These red wolf rock stars, all born on April 19, 2018 (four to red wolf Charlotte, six to red wolf Veronica), share more than just a birthday – they represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in the effort to save their species from extinction. With only 12 red wolves known to remain in the wild, these two sibling groups are the future of their species.

Zephyr and Alawa (April 20)

As two of the WCC’s most famous wolves, these two ambassadors need no introduction. They’re celebrating their 9th birthday but they’ll forever be spirited young pups in our eyes.

Rosa (April 22)

An Earth Day birthday is only fitting for Rosa; her status as a Mexican gray wolf forever links her to the Earth and healthy ecosystems. The beautiful mother of ten encapsulates everything wonderful about wolves – she’s fierce, loyal, and extremely loving. Happy 12th birthday, Rosa!

Diego (April 22)

Everyone’s favorite grandfather is turning 13 years old! The handsome Mexican gray wolf is the grandfather of Hope, the North American superhero who was cross-fostered into the wild last May. Diego is well-loved for his excellent parenting skills and his soulful howls.

Join us in sending birthday howls to these unique, essential wolves! Consider symbolically adopting one (or all) of these wolves to make their birthdays a bit wilder.