A South American maned wolf has been delivered to the Novosibirsk zoo from Hungary.
As director of the Novosibirsk zoo Rostislav Shilo has told RIA Novosti, the 18-month old female wolf has been delivered from one of the Hungarian zoos within the framework of the international programmes for the breeding of rare animals and animals on the verge of extinction.
Despite the lengthy flight on board an aircraft, the young female wolf feels well. The wolf has been placed in a separate cage within the heated premises where it will go through the course of adaptation to new conditions.
To create a couple, representatives of the Novosibirsk zoo have already agreed with their colleagues from the zoo in Frankfurt (Germany) on the receipt of a male South American maned wolf, which is expected to be delivered to the Novosibirsk zoo next spring.
The Novosibirsk zoo has already built a spacious open-air cage for the future couple. The zoo's employees intend to breed this rare species of wolves, which because of their long legs look higher than ordinary wolves. If everything goes well, a part of the offspring will be transferred to other Russian zoos, Rostislav Shilo said. According to him, few zoos in Russia have these wolves, which have been included in the List of Endangered Species. This species has appeared in the Novosibirsk zoo for the first time.