Critically Endangered Red Wolves Move in at Binghamton’s Zoo
Officials at Binghamton's Ross Park Zoo announced the arrival of two male red wolves at the facility on Binghamton's South Side.
The wolves are part of the Red Wolf Species Survival plan.
2 year old Chaco comes from the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri. 2 year old Redford comes from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York.
Zoo officials say they hope Chaco forms a "love match" with Ross Park's female, Piglet while the Zoo is rooting for a mutual attraction between Redford and Miku.
General Curator, Christina Sheehan says the boys are settling into their new home and are getting along with their new friends.
Red wolves were designated as endangered in the wild in 1967 and were kept in captivity to conserve the species.
Currently 50 mature wolves are back in their native habitat in eastern North Carolina.
Binghamton's zoo on Morgan Road is open weekends only in November from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (607) 724-5461 or on the zoo's website at www.rossparkzoo.com.