New red wolf pups!🎉🐺The Animal Department counted three: 2 male & 1 female! All pups were noted as being in good health. On the Keeper blog: behind-the-scenes pics, their first vet check, & more! https://t.co/M29KIotWkk #redwolves #newarrivals #lifeandscience #durhamnc pic.twitter.com/kJ65juMEwi— Museum Life+Science (@lifeandscience) April 22, 2018
In late April, the program welcomed three puppies to the Wolfpack.
A few days later, one of those puppies died. A necropsy is underway to have a better understanding of why the puppy died.
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The puppies are currently viewable through a screen attached a camera that is situated inside of their den.
Inside the den, the pups are guarded by their mother.
The three pups are among around 250 red wolves in the world.
Currently, it's thought that fewer than 40 red wolves roam wild. "The only place on the entire planet where the red wolf roams free right now is North Carolina," said Sherry Samuels, Animal Director at the museum.
Across the country, 43 sites participate in a captive breeding program for the red wolves.