I’m a big fan of maned wolves – in fact, they were once Greenmomster’s endangered species of the week. There’s good news on the maned wolf front! The Friends of the National Zoo facebook page reports:
“These maned wolf pups are part of the recent baby boom at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. Keepers have nicknamed the pups “Bold” and “Shy” for their distinctive personalities.
Only 85 maned wolves are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, and these pups account for 40 percent of successful maned wolf births in the United States this year. A leader in maned wolf conservation, SCBI has had 74 pups born there since 1975—more than any other institution.
Photo Credit: Janice Sveda”
Next time you’re in DC, be sure to check out the maned wolves at the National Zoo. If you’re not going to be in DC, you can get the latest news via their facebook page.