I can’t keep calling M2246 and M2247 pups. They haven’t been pups for many many months. However, they were pups born at the Museum on April 20, 2018 and, unlike with the pups born in 2017, are still here almost one year later.
All these pictures of our juveniles are from mid January. The boys are almost full grown with just a little more weight to put on over the next few months.
When they were born, 2246 was larger than his brother for over three months. Between their weight, and their body appearance, it was easy to tell the brothers apart. 2247 was smaller, had ears that went sideways instead of up (like and airplane) and had a smaller, darker muzzle.
Now, it’s near impossible to tell the brothers apart. Some people are confident with their identification of the brothers. At times I think I can tell them apart, and sometimes photos look clear to me, but other times not so much. My identifications below are guesses
We’re hoping that they will become big brothers in April, making for the first multi-generational pack of red wolves ever at the Museum, and only one of a handful ever in the captive setting.
Want to see photos of the brothers when younger? Click here, here, here, or here.