Seven wolf pups born in Julian healthy
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A litter of gray wolf puppies born last month in Julian are healthy, according to the California Wolf Center which works to help wolves in the wild.
The litter of four males and three female Mexican gray wolf pups are now seven weeks old and “passed their first health check with flying colors,” Erin Hunt, Director of Operations at the center said.
Their wolf-parents reside at the center and will take care of the pups. The father was born in New York and was selected to be transferred to the center for breeding. The mother, Joy, was born at the California Wolf Center.
“We cannot wait to watch her raise this litter,” Hunt said.
The pups will be raised in captivity to help keep Mexican gray wolves off any extinction or critically endangered lists, Hunt said, but their hope is that some of the puppies will be released into the wild as adults.