Binghamton Zoo Welcomes Two Critically Endangered Red Wolves
The Binghamton Zoo may have wrapped up their 142nd season this weekend, but they still have a lot going on. They are pleased to announce two new members to the zoo family.
It's the arrival of two male red wolves as part of the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP). Chaco is two years old and is coming to the zoo from the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri and will be paired with Piglet.
Redford is also 2 years old and came to the zoo from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York and will be paired with Miku. Both wolves arrived on November 16th on a breeding recommendation from the Red Wolf SSP.
The red wolves are considered one of the rarest mammals in North America and have been designated as endangered in the wild since 1967. Today, an estimated 50 mature individuals roam their native habitats in eastern North Carolina.
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