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Mexican wolf pups born in Westchester to be raised in Indiana

Two Mexican wolf pups born in captivity last week in Westchester County have been flown to a wildlife refuge in Indiana, part of a federally funded program aimed at preventing the extinction of one of North America’s rarest mammals.

The healthy male pups, which were born Wednesday at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, and flown by private jet a few days later to the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville, Ind., where they will be raised by other Mexican wolves. The pups are named F749 and M804.

Maggie Howell, executive director of the conservation center, said the efforts are necessary to ensure the survival of the pups, whose mother — known only as No. F749 — has had at least one other litter of pups that didn’t survive…

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