New red wolf litter born to Milltail pack

Published 9:32 am Sunday, May 14, 2023

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The Red Wolf Recovery Program has reported that a new litter of red wolf pups has been born to the Milltail pack on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

For the second year in a row, mother 2225 and father 2323 have added to the pack. This newest litter, born during the second week of April, consists of three females and two males.

“Because of this Red Wolf pair’s proven ability to care for and nurture a lively bunch of pups, the Red Wolf Recovery Program fostered a male pup born at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, into this wild litter a few weeks after their birth, bringing this brood to a total of 6 pups!” stated the Red Wolf Recovery Program announcement.

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With strong family bonds, the five siblings from the 2022 litter will help the parents with the raising and bonding of this new group of red wolves, noted the announcement.

“A cause for joy and celebration in 2023, much like we experienced in 2022 – every generation yields a newborn hope for recovery of the Red Wolf!” stated the announcement.