(Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka)

Meet 'Gloria' the newborn endangered wolf pup born in St. Louis

Gloria is one of a littler of seven pups born April 23 at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka

June 18, 2019 - 12:10 pm
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EUREKA, Mo. (AP) - An endangered wolf pup born at a preservation center near St. Louis has been named in honor of the St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup victory. They named her Gloria because the nearly 8-week-old American red wolf is rare and worthy of celebration.

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Gloria is one of a littler of seven pups born April 23 at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka.

A volunteer suggested they name a pup Gloria in honor of the St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup victory.

American red wolves are the world's most endangered wolf. They were declared extinct in the wild in 1980. The following year, the center was the first to successfully breed them in captivity.

Regina Mossotti, the center's director of animal care and conservation, says there are fewer than 30 American red wolves left in the wild and about 200 in breeding programs. Forty-five of those have been born at the Eureka facility.