• New Gray Wolf Exhibit

    12 days ago - By Metro Richmond Zoo

    The Metro Richmond Zoo is thrilled to announce the opening of a new Gray wolf exhibit. The Gray wolf is native to North America and can live in a variety of habitats: forest, woodland, grassland, tundra, and arid locations. They are the largest member of the family Canidae. The Gray wolf is known for its legendary howl that can be heard up to seven miles away in wooded areas. The Gray wolf can be gray, white, black, or a mixture of these colors.
    The new exhibit is located in the North American section of the Zoo near the alligators, elk, and bison. The large habitat is nestled in a...
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  • Gray Wolf Pups Born April 4

    Gray Wolf Pups Born April 4

    12 days ago - By Metro Richmond Zoo

    The Metro Richmond Zoo is delighted to announce the birth of two Gray wolf pups born to parents Nitka and Voodoo on April 4th Easter morning. These pups are both male and are doing well. This is the first litter of Gray wolves born at the Zoo.
    Nitka emerging from the den she dug.
    A couple weeks before giving birth, Nitka began digging a den in the ground to create a safe place for her to raise her babies. She selected a spot underneath the roots of a large tree. After a 63 day gestation period, Nitka gave birth inside the 3 foot deep den. One pup is black and the other is brown-gray. The...
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