DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — For the third year in a row, the Museum of Life and Science in Durham is celebrating a new litter of red wolf pups, according to a Facebook post from the museum.
Six pups were born on Monday — Earth Day — and the museum’s animal care team declared that they were all in good health.
“Their family is now one of the only multigenerational packs of endangered red wolves in captivity nationwide,” the post reads.
Pups typically begin to open their eyes 10-14 days after birth and the first 30 days are critical time for them. The care team will be closely monitoring the pups during the 30-day period.
According to the post, the pups won’t spend much time outside of their den in the Explore the Wild exhibit until at least early June.
The Museum of Life and Science’s animal department director Sherry Samuels provided tips to help guests and the wolves have the best experience possible:
- Practice the skills used by wildlife biologists observing these red wolves in the wild. Stay calm, remain quiet, and keep a close eye out – calm and quiet observation is key when viewing the pups.
- Take your time and visit regularly. Pups will become more active over the course of the summer.
- Look for Museum staff at the wolf habitat throughout the summer to answer questions and keep you updated on the latest development changes.