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2 rare wolf pups born in NY to be raised in Ind.

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Monday, May 13, 2013 - 3:07 pm

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. (AP) — Two Mexican wolf pups born less than a week ago at a preserve in the New York City suburbs have been flown to their new home in Indiana.

Newsday reports ( ) Sunday that the pups named F749 and M804 have been flown by private jet to the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville, Ind.

The two pups born Wednesday at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem will be raised by other Mexican wolves. They're an extremely rare breed with only about 300 left in captivity and about 75 in the wild.

Wild wolves are kept along the New Mexico-Arizona state line under a federal program that reintroduced them to the wild in 1998.

The paper says these two pups' offspring may someday be released into the wild.