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There are two new additions at Bloomington’s Miller Park Zoo.   The zoo’s Red Wolves, ‘Kai’ and ‘Bruiser’ gave birth to two new pups, one male and one female, who are now emerging from the den box and can be seen in the Red Wolf habitat.  Zoo Superintendent Jay Tetzloff says it’s the third spring that Kai has delivered, which is a great success for the national Red Wolf Species Survival Program.  Red Wolves are an endangered species. Tetzloff says in 1970, there were only 14 pure Red Wolves known to be alive in the world, and by 1980, those wolves had been removed from the wild to establish a breeding program to restore the population.  Now, there are approximately 179 Red Wolves in 40 institutions.

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