Zoo introduces new members (with photos)

By Amy khuu

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 11:19 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The snow didn't stop the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park from welcoming some new members.

The staff at the zoo announced the addition of three red wolves to the Wolf Woods exhibit.

The mother wolf, Momma and her two daughters, Piglet and Miku, came from the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut.

Officials brought the wolves to Ross Park to breed as part of the zoo's Species Survival Program.

Red wolves are considered critically endangered, as there are approximately 175 of the wolves left in the world.

"Red wolves are historically from the East Coast of the United States, east of the Mississippi as far north as New York, so if you think about it, what we're doing here we're actually working with a species that was indigenous to this area, maybe 65 to 70 years ago," said Animal Curator Dave Orndorff.

Those interested in seeing the wolves can sign up for the zoo's Courtship Tails on Feb. 8, 9, 15, and 16.

The public can see the red wolves for their grand opening on April 19.

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