Five newborn pups welcomed at Indiana wolf sanctuary

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BATTLE GROUND, Ind. — An Indiana wolf sanctuary is posting online video of five newborn pups that won't be out for public viewing for a few more weeks.

The pups were born in early April at Wolf Park near Lafayette and retrieved from their mother's den by sanctuary staffers on Tuesday.

Park manager Dana Drenzek says the pups will largely be raised in its animal care center for the next several weeks so they become accustomed to being around humans. They will also spend time with their mother and the sanctuary's other wolves.

Drenzek says the pups are the first ones born at the park since 2012.

The park named the boys Aspen, Cypress and Mani. The girls were named Anya and Sparrow. They’re all gray and healthy, weighing between 1.9 and 2.8 pounds.

When the pups turn six weeks old, they’ll begin exploring their enclosure. At that point, they’ll occasionally be available for viewing.

You can visit the sanctuary from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting in May. It’s closed on Mondays. Click here for admission prices.

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