On the morning of May 2, 2015 critically endangered red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups – a valuable contribution to the recovery of her rare and at-risk species. Unbeknownst to F1563, over the past three weeks a global audience has been watching the elusive mother groom and nurse her growing kiddos via live webcam. Enormous thanks to our community of red wolf watchers! They have been a great help to the WCC staff and volunteers by offering eyes and ears when our might be trained elsewhere. Some highlights over this last week include:
- Eyes wide open!
- Pups venturing to the edge of the den entrance
- Mama wolf F1563 welcoming other family members in the den with the pups - One yearling daughter has been enlisted as her favorite puppy-sitter!
The Wolf Conservation Center is an environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America through science-based education programming and participation in the federal Species Survival Plans for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. Through wolves the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.