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NEW zoo pups offer hope for endangered red wolf species

SUAMICO – Six red wolf pups spent Friday morning sitting snugly inside their shelters at the NEW Zoo.

Just 2 months old, the young wolves occasionally poked their heads outside to look at a zoo employee who put out bowls of food and cleaned the animals’ enclosure.

“They’re just now getting to the state where they’re all over the place and spending more time awake and wrestling,” said Carmen Murach, curator of animals at the NEW Zoo.

The red wolf breed is extremely endangered, Murach said. In an effort to rebuild the population, the zoo is one of many across the country breeding the animal in captivity with the hopes they may eventually be released into the wild…

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