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Rare red wolf born in US, conservationists rejoice

There are only 15-20 red wolves in the wild.

In the 1980s, several conservation agencies came together and introduced 14 wild red wolves to zoos across America to facilitate a captive breeding program.

The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island, USA, made an important announcement last week that has excited conservationists around the world. Through their social media, zoo officials announced the birth of a rare red wolf.

Friday’s announcement came more than three weeks after the birth of a red deer pup on May 5, 2022. The pup was born to six-year-old she-wolf Brave, who was sired by her seven-year-old companion Diego.

Roger Williams Zoo shared an Instagram post showing the newborn wolf cub snuggled up with his mother in her den. Sharing this photo, zoo authorities added, “This is the first red wolf born at RWPZoo since 2005! The animal care team continues to monitor the mother and baby through a camera located in the wolf’s newly built birthing den. While the pup has been observed nursing and appears to be steadily gaining weight, the next month is a critical time for the puppies’ development.”

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The mother and newborn stay in the cave for several weeks, after which zoo visitors can see them.

One Instagram user commented on the post, saying, “This is the best news! Very happy to hear and can’t wait to see the little pup.

According to Roger Williams Zoo’s website, in the 1980s several conservation agencies banded together and introduced 14 wild red wolves to zoos across America to facilitate a captive breeding program. This program was designed to help conservationists slowly reintroduce the red wolf population back into the wild.

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