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Mesker Park Zoo wolf to serve as surrogate mother for New York pups

EVANSVILLE — Valentine’s Day is for lovers. It’s also nearly the peak of breeding season for the Mexican Gray Wolf, an endangered species represented at Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden by Nagual, a male, and an unnamed female.

But there’ll be no romantic holiday for the pair on Feb. 14 — Mesker officials continue to keep them separated as the wolves prepare to become foster parents, awaiting the birth of pups by an older wolf in New York which has had trouble with her litters after being moved from California.

“She is failing with her pups,” said Susan Lindsey, an animal curator at Mesker. “They are dying very quickly. Those pups could have failed for any given reason.”

If the New York wolf eventually gives birth, officials there will remove her pups and they will be placed with the wolves here…

Read the entire article on courierpress.com: Mesker Park Zoo wolf to serve as surrogate mother for New York pups

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