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Local zoo howling over new additions

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A local zoo is howling with excitement over their new additions.

The Saginaw Children’s Zoo announced Wednesday two new Mexican wolves have moved into the wolf exhibit.

One-and-half-year-old sisters Izzy and Rachel made their way to Saginaw from the Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri.

Rachel is a little bit smaller than her sister and lighter in color.

They are both a little shy and spend most of their time hiding behind the trees of the exhibit. However, zoo officials expect them to get more comfortable with their surroundings each day.

The Mexican grey wolf is a subspecies of the grey wolf. They’re commonly referred to as “El lobo” and are grey with light brown fur on their back.

Though they once numbered in the thousands, these wolves were wiped out in the U.S. by the mid-1970s, with just a handful existing in zoos.

The Children’s Zoo is currently closed for the winter, but members will receive an extra special opportunity to see Izzy and Rachel before the general public during MembersFest on Saturday, April 15th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The zoo opens to the public on Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m.

Until then, you can stay up-to-date on Rachel and Izzy by visiting the zoo’s Facebook page.

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