2 rare Mexican wolf pups born in NY to be raised in Evansville's Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

Mexican wolves are extremely rare breed

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Two Mexican wolf pups born in New York last week have been flown to their new home in Indiana.

The pups named F749 and M804 have been flown by private jet to the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville, Newsday reported.

The two pups born Wednesday at the Wolf Conservation Center will be raised by other Mexican wolves.

They're an extremely rare breed with only about 300 left in captivity and about 75 in the wild.

Wild wolves are kept along the New Mexico-Arizona state line under a federal program that reintroduced them to the wild in 1998.

The pups' offspring may someday be released into the wild, Newsday reported.

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