Minnesota to be new home for rescued wolf pups

The five pups were rescued from a den near a firebreak at the Funny River Fire. (Photo courtesy USFW)

The five pups were rescued from a den near a firebreak at the Funny River Fire. (Photo courtesy USFW)

An Alaska Zoo official in Anchorage says five wolf pups rescued by firefighters from the Funny River wildfire will have a new home at the Minnesota Zoo once they’re healthy enough to travel.

KTUU-TV reports that Alaska Zoo Executive Director Pat Lampi says the zoo in Anchorage has worked previously with the Minnesota Zoo, located south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Fish and Game Department spokesman Ken Marsh says the two females and three males will remain at the Alaska Zoo infirmary for now. Zoo officials say the pups were left without food and water for several days during the fire and were injured in an encounter with a porcupine.

They will be kept together. Says Lampi, “As long as they remain together, wherever they go is home.”

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