The Akron Zoo Welcomes Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups

Akron Zoo Reports a First in Its History
Posted on 05/17/2021
For the first time in its history, the Akron Zoo welcomed the birth of eight red wolf pups on April 22. The pups' parents are Juno and Waya. Four of the pups (two males and two females) were designated to be cross-fostered to a den in their native habitat in North Carolina where a native red wolf had recently given birth. This transfer is part of the Red Wolf Recovery Plan, a program led by US Fish and Wildlife Services. Red wolves are critically endangered, with fewer than 20 wolves estimated to be left in their native habitat. The four red wolf pups remaining at the Akron Zoo (three males and one female) are currently living in a den box in a private habitat, and zoo guests may be able to see the pups in the red wolf habitat in June. Read more about the red wolf release program here >>.

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