Mother’s Day celebration for a critically endangered red wolf living at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in Westchester county.

Yesterday morning red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups -- each no larger than a potato.

WCC staff conducted the initial health check this morning and all 7 pups look healthy – 6 boys and 1 girl. These pups are not only adorable, they are a valuable contribution to the recovery of their rare and at-risk species.

The originally-recognized red wolf range extended throughout the Southeast, from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, north to the Ohio River Valley and central Pennsylvania, and west to Central Texas and southeastern Missouri.

But research into paleontological, archaeological and historical specimens of red wolves by Ronald Nowak expanded their known range to include land south of the Saint Lawrence River in Canada, along the eastern seaboard, and west to Missouri and mid-Illinois, terminating in the southern latitudes of Central Texas. Since 1987, red wolves have been released into northeastern North Carolina where they roam 1.7 million acres


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