Friday, February 10, 2012

Maned wolf pup - how cute is this?

Maned wolves are difficult to breed under human care and in the past five years the North American population has declined 20 percent, but the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia (SCBI-FR), already has something to celebrate in the new year: the birth of four Maned Wolf pups Jan. 5. It is the first litter born at SCBI-FR in two years and will play an important role in helping researchers maintain a viable, self-sustaining population under human care.

Source (with more cute photos)