The wolf pup picked up by out-of-town campers near Ketchum is on another trip, this time to Virginia.
The wild wolf was put on a plane to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. It has nine wolves but most important, two other pups that are six weeks old.
After the youngster’s DNA test showed him to be wild it was just a matter of finding him a new home. ZooBoise, where he’s been living gave the Idaho Department of Fish and Game a list of accredited zoos.
Busch Gardens has several zoos that are accredited but its facility in Wiliamsburg is not. Fish and Game selected it from the list sent by ZooBoise.
“It was not our decision,” said Steve Burns, ZooBoise director.
The facility has had wolves for more than 12 years and is where the National Zoo sends its staff to train them on capturing wolves.