OAKLAND — Four new gray wolf pups have come out of their den at the Oakland Zoo.
The pups were born on May 13. This month, the 6-week-old pups have started to explore the two-acre habitat.
Wolves are reclusive creatures and take time to bond. Then they mate for life.
Darren Minier, the zoo’s assistant director of animal care, conservation and research, says creating a wolf pack is essential to the wolves’ emotional health.
Zoo workers will monitor the family to ensure it is thriving.