A new wolf that was spotted at the Washington State Zoo on Wednesday is attracting some attention for its potential as a new family pet for the state.
It’s one of at least two wolves spotted by the zoo on Wednesday and was spotted on Friday.
The Washington Post reports that zoo staff say it is a male, but a zoo spokesperson said it is unknown how long the animal has been living with its mother.
Wolf sightings are rare in Washington, and most are for breeding purposes.
But this one is unusual.
According to The Washington Zoo, the female wolf has been spotted on more than one occasion and has also had an egg laid, so it may be a female that has been inseminated with a male.