/ Modified feb 6, 2021 1:05 p.m.

Endangered wolves sent from Arizona to Texas to aid species

The move is designed to help increase the population of these endangered predators

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Two endangered Mexican gray wolves and three of their pups have moved from the Phoenix Zoo to the El Paso Zoo in a bid to bolster the number of predators.

The Arizona Republic reports that three other pups stayed in Phoenix and are now adjusting to an emptier den and establishing a new hierarchy.

Phoenix Zoo officials say that while it doesn’t have a breeding pair anymore, it plans to change the enclosure to make it appealing to a breeding female wolf.

The other wolves were transferred under a cooperative breeding program that aims to help the Mexican gray wolf survive.

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