Just two weeks after the birth of an endangered gibbon at the
Lincoln Park Zoo, the Brookfield Zoo announced the birth of a
litter of 10 African wild dog pups born Thanksgiving Day.
The 2-month-old pups, six males and four females, have not
yet been named, and will remain off exhibit until spring. But you
can keep an eye on the growing pups with a video loop available at
the exhibit and online on the zoo's YouTube page.
See photos and a video of the pups' first checkup
The litter was one of only three born in a North American zoo in
2010. African wild dogs, also known as painted dogs, have been part
of Brookfield Zoo since 1985 and in that time, two other successful
litters have been born - one in 1998 that had five pups and another
in 2000 that had four pups.
The pups join their mother, Kim, father Digger and Digger's
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