Arctic wolf triplets were born in our zoo
After 63 days of gestation, the 2-year-old mother gave birth to her own puppies in one of the secluded corners of the wolf enclosure in our zoo.
The 2.5-week-old arctic wolf cubs will be fed breast milk until they are 6 weeks old and will gradually become accustomed to solid food, which in the case of wolves is primarily meat. During the transition period between feeding milk and eating meat, they would also receive food from their mother.
An animal native to the Arctic Circle of North America, the arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos) is one of the largest subspecies of wolves. He lives in smaller family communities in the Tundra, and in winter, families sometimes flock to larger hordes. They are characterized by a white fur all year round, which is typical of adult individuals, but the puppies are dark gray to help with hiding until the first moult.
The 17-day-old puppies have now undergone the first veterinary examination of their lives, during which, in addition to the general condition assessment, body weight measurements, sex determination, anthrax vaccination, and unique identification were provided. The little ones are developed according to their age and the study revealed that there are 2 males and one girl in the wolf litter.