Grey wolves make their debut at the zoo
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Three new grey wolves introduced to the public at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. They're just over six months old and come from a litter born recently at the Thompson Park Zoo in Watertown.
The wolves had some fun Thursday morning, ripping through cardboard boxes filled with tasty salmon.
Grey wolves are highly social and live in groups called packs. They are widely recognized to be the ancestor of all domestic dog breeds. And you may have noticed that none of the grey wolves...are actually grey.
"They are called grey wolves but they can range in color from pure black to pure white. And, fortunately the three that we have which are siblings, two brothers and a sister, range from almost white which is the dominant alpha male, Romulus. And his younger, smaller brother, Remus, and he is almost black. And, then the female Sylvia is almost in between. She's a darker, greyish-brown,” said Ted Fox, Zoo Director.
October is Wolf Awareness Month, and this weekend, the zoo is hosting Wolf Awareness Weekend. Education volunteers will be on hand with wolf-themed animal artifacts and activities.