Fresno Chaffee Zoo had a birth announcement Monday, and it was a long list: Six red wolf pups, four warthog piglets and two red-ruffed lemurs arrived this spring.
The wolves were born May 2, the piglets May 5 and the lemurs May 12, the zoo said in a statement.
The two newborn red-ruffed lemurs and six red wolf pups will help sustain the two endangered species, the zoo said.
“We are thrilled about the recent births at the zoo,” said Lyn Myers, general curator at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. “Red-ruffed lemurs are an endangered species, and red wolves are actually considered to be one of the most endangered animals in the world. So it’s wonderful that Fresno Chaffee Zoo is able to have an active role in the conservation of these species.”
Red wolves Lincoln and Azalea, a new mom, are parents of a litter of three female and three male pups. Warthog parents Zuko and Zara welcomed two female and two male piglets, their second litter together. The two newborn red-ruffed lemurs mark the fifth birth for a lemur duo who came to Fresno in 2002.
The zoo released a picture of the wolf pups in an exhibit enclosure with one of their parents. Neither the baby warthogs nor lemurs are on exhibit yet.