Love is rare. So are wolves.
Looking for a unique way to say "I love you" to that special person? Hoping to find a gift that represents how they bring out your animalistic side? Sponsor one of our endangered mating pairs for a wildly romantic present!
The WCC is fortunate to have five potential breeding pairs this season – three red wolf pairs and two Mexican gray wolf pairs. Unbeknownst to these hopeful lovers, the fate of their endangered species rests on their shoulders. Both species were at one point extinct in the wild but through careful recovery planning, controlled releases, and the support of individuals like you, their populations have grown. We’re hoping this season will be especially exciting with numerous mating ties and we want YOU to join in the fun! Make it a threesome!
Each potential breeding pair, just like every human breeding pair, has a unique relationship – there are veteran parents, newlyweds, etc. – and each pair can be sponsored for Valentine’s Day for $20! Recipients will receive an online certificate with photos of the breeding pair, and an email this spring with updates as to how mating season progressed.
Tell someone you want to get wild with them!
WCC Bonded Pairs
Red Wolves PB and Ginger
Red wolves PB (M2274) and Ginger (F2401) are one of the newest pairings at the WCC but their bond reminds us that love can happen at first sight – or sniff! After a gradual introductory period, these two have taken to cohabitation seamlessly. They can often be spotted sleeping near each other and we’re hopeful that they’ll do a bit more than sleep this breeding season.
Any pups born to this duo would make them first-time parents so they could be in for quite an adventure, but at least it will be an adventure filled with love!
Mexican Gray Wolves Tex and Betty
Mexican gray wolves Tex (M1778) and Betty (F2660) have only lived together for a few months but we’re hopeful that breeding season will ignite a spark between the two. Tex loves to spend time in his den so now he just needs to persuade Betty to join… will his boyish charm win her over? Time will tell!
Mexican Gray Wolves Lighthawk and Trumpet
Mexican gray wolves Lighthawk (M1564) and Trumpet (F1505) are stellar parents to their four children that still “live at home” and we're hoping they'll welcome additional pups this spring! The tightly bonded duo has welcomed four litters since 2018 – could this year see them welcome their 5th? Paws crossed that their pup-making prowess continues and they’ll increase not only their family size, but the entire Mexican wolf population.
Red Wolves Jacques and Sage
Red wolves Jacques (M2152) and Sage (F2601) are entering their second breeding season together. We witnessed a lot of love and flirtatious behavior during their first breeding season but the duo didn’t welcome any pups. Could the second time be the charm? Stay tuned!
Red Wolves Oka and Martha
Red wolves Oka (M2048) and Martha (F2242) are another new pair, but only one of them is new to the WCC – Martha was born here in 2018! We’re hopeful that her familiarity will help put Oka at ease. After all, both parties need to be comfortable in order to have a good time!
Any potential pups would make Martha a first-time mom, and what a joy it would be to watch her step into a new phase of life. We’ve watched her grow from a tiny pup into a mature and confident adult and hope she’ll have the opportunity to raise pups of her own.