A pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves has just doubled at the El Paso Zoo.
The species, once thought to be extinct, is currently undergoing a number of captive breeding programmes to help prevent them from becoming extinct.
The zoo celebrated by sharing the adorable photos of the baby animals.
“These Mexican gray wolf pups, four males and two females, were born to their mother and father who were transferred to the El Paso Zoo from the Phoenix Zoo,” the facility shared in a Facebook post.
The zoo added that the cubs “are healthy and are venturing out of their den for the first time.”
Joe Montisano, director of the El Paso Zoo, says on the births:
“This is an exciting milestone for the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and we are happy to contribute to the repopulation of this endangered species,” he said.
“This is an exciting day for the zoo and the wolf population,” he said.
Mexican gray wolves have been endangered since 1976 and were even considered extinct in the wild. This was until their reintroduction in Arizona and New Mexico.