Exciting times ahead at the Wolf Conservation Center in Westchester County, New York. On May 2, red wolf F1563, also known as Salty, gave birth to a litter of 7 pups. The 6 males and 1 female have been examined, are healthy and being looked after in the den by mom.

This critcally endangered species, of which there are only a few hundred left in the wild, are very vulnerable at birth, so mom will keep their 1 year old siblings and dad at bay. They are set to open their eyes within the next 10 to 14 days.

Dad, red wolf M1803 and mom welcomed their 3 older pups on May 8, 2014, and are proving to the very valuable to the recovery of the at-risk red wolf population.

You can learn more about red wolves and the extensive work the Wolf Conservation Center does on their website, on Facebook and Twitter and view the wolves via the WildEarth streaming cams.