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"They're certainly not wild," says their keeper, Terri Volk. "They haven't been trained by their parents to hunt, and they haven't learned an area like an animal would if raised in it."
These animals will never be wild; both were born at zoos in New Mexico. Their parents were not even wild. But if they mate this winter and give birth, their pups will be nearly wild; radio-collared and immunized, but free.
And then, if all goes as planned, the next generation of pups will truly, truly be wild.