As many of you know, Trumpet, a Mexican gray wolf at the WCC gave birth to a litter of pups last month. Just recently, the Wolf Conservation Center announced that 5 of the 6 pups were cross-fostered. This means that the pups were placed into the den of a wild wolf pack.
This is a perfect example of the Species Survival Plan, which is what wolf conservation entails. Conservation programs are currently introducing Mexican wolves to New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico. The WCC has cross-fostered a pup in 2019 named Hope, who was also a Mexican gray wolf. You can learn more about her story here. The one wolf pup that stayed with Trumpet is named Kazoo alike his mother. In the WCC's post about this event, they stated that his name will not remain Kazoo. But for now, our Conserving the Wolves team adores this name.
At the moment, Kazoo is now 5 weeks old and and a big-time mama's boy!