DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups.

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It’s the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave birth.

A news release from the museum says the pups appear to be in good health and are inside the red wolf habitat at the Explore the Wild exhibit.

Last year, the same mother gave birth to three pups, two of which are now fully grown and remain at the museum.

About 200 red wolves live in captive breeding programs. Nearly 35 live in the wild in eastern North Carolina, making them an endangered species.

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