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Gray wolves leaving Buffalo Zoo for more accommodating home

Two gray wolves at the Buffalo Zoo that arrived in September for the opening of the Arctic Edge exhibit are leaving.

The reason? The young pair of siblings failed to adapt to their enclosure.

Zoo staff felt an alternative living arrangement was needed that would be a better match for their juvenile energy and shy behavioral characteristics.

“We will always keep the best interests of the animals in mind,” Buffalo Zoo President Donna Fernandes said in a statement. “We love the wolves, and like the public we have enjoyed having them here. But we recognized the difficulties they were having, and feel we have made the best choice for their overall comfort and well-being.”

The wolf enclosure will be modified in the spring to bring in the arctic fox, smaller mammals that are known for being curious and social.