February 5, 2014 – The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is proud to announce the arrival of red wolves! A press conference was held in our Wolf Woods building to announce the new additions. Read the full press release below:
On January 6, 2014 the Binghamton Zoo welcomed 3 new red wolves to the Wolf Woods exhibit.
The mother and two daughter wolves came to us from Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Momma, Piglet, and Miku will reside on one side of Wolf Woods while Remus the gray wolf, will occupy the other side.
Those who sign up for Courtship Tails on February 8, 9, 15, and 16 will have the first opportunity to see the wolves at the zoo. The community will be able to see them during our grand opening on April 19, 2014.
Red wolves are considered one of the rarest canids in the world. Listed as Extinct in the Wild in 1980, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service caught 14 of the remaining population to be housed in a captive breeding facility. In 1987, the USFWS reintroduced them into eastern North Carolina. With only approximately 175 wolves left, they are considered Critically Endangered by the IUCN.