Exciting times ahead at the Wolf Conservation Center in Westchester County, New York. On May 2, red wolf F1563, also known as Salty, gave birth to a litter of 7 pups. The 6 males and 1 female have been examined, are healthy and being looked after in the den by mom.
This critcally endangered species, of which there are only a few hundred left in the wild, are very vulnerable at birth, so mom will keep their 1 year old siblings and dad at bay. They are set to open their eyes within the next 10 to 14 days.
Dad, red wolf M1803 and mom welcomed their 3 older pups on May 8, 2014, and are proving to the very valuable to the recovery of the at-risk red wolf population.