A Central New York zoo is opening a new exhibit featuring three grey wolves born earlier this year.
Officials at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse say the wolves named Romulus, Remus and Sylvia are siblings who were born on April 22. Their standard quarantine period is over, so the wolf pack is ready to greet the public when their exhibit formally opens Thursday.
As part of Wolf Awareness Month, the zoo is hosting a Wolf Awareness Weekend on Saturday and Sunday to welcome the new canines.
â??Weâ??re happy to once again have grey wolves on exhibit,â?? said Ted Fox, director of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, in a media release. â??There are many people who have an appreciation for wolves and this young trio is a wonderful addition to the zoo.â??
Hunting and destruction of their habitat have led to the near eradication of grey wolves in the lower 48 states. But the wolf is making a comeback in some regions of the U.S. because of strong conservation efforts.
(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)