It’s a boy! And a girl! And a boy! And…YES, our pack has expanded, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the news.

This spring brought four swift fox kits and a Mexican gray wolf pup to our pack here at the Endangered Wolf Center. Like all newborns, they’re already busy taking in their world, learning and exploring and growing more and more every day. As fun as they are to watch, it’s inspiring and humbling to think of the role they may each play one day in the continued recovery of their species.

Our Animal Care staff is working with the swift fox kits born to Peggy and Ernie – two males and two females. Once near extinction, the Center has played a pivotal role in the restoration of this endangered species – and we couldn’t have done it without the generous support of our donors and volunteers.

The four swift fox kits less than a week after birth.

The four swift fox kits less than a week after birth.

The new Mexican gray wolf pup who was born around the same time may be small, but she’s already big on personality – and we mean big! In fact, our Animal Care experts joke that they don’t know how they’ll catch up with her when it’s time for her puppy shots. The pup was born to Madre and Perkins, two of the adoptable wolves at our Center.

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Female Mexican gray wolf at 1 week old

With each birth comes new hope for these two species once on the brink of extinction. We hope you’ll help us celebrate their arrival by becoming a part of their future through a donation on their behalf. Those who donate $75 or more will receive a mouse pad with a photo of the newborn kits as a special thank you, and a reminder of those you’ve helped. Just note “2013 newborns” at the bottom of the donation form.

Thank you for sharing in our celebration, and in the future of these rare animals and the ecosystems that depend on them.

Virginia Busch
Executive Director