COLORADO SPRINGS — Not only did the Mexican wolf pack at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo just get a little bigger, but the fate of the species as a whole is now a bit brighter.
The zoo announced Tuesday morning that one of its wolves, named Luna, had given birth at 5:10 a.m. Friday. The puppy appears strong, the zoo said, and Luna is acting maternal.
Rocky Mountain Wild Animal Manager Dina Bredahl said the puppy is “very squirmy and snuggly with Luna” and has already grown since Friday, which is a good sign. It was born with dark fur, like all Mexican wolves, but will grow up to have sandy, gray fur.
The Rocky Mountain Wild animal care team wasn’t sure how many puppies Luna was carrying, but after watching her for 24 hours after the first puppy was born, determined there was just one. The newborn is now part of an existing pack made of its mother, father Navarro, and its four 1-year-old siblings: Bluestem, Hope, Shadow and Phoenix.
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