The World's Safest Newborn Baby.Protected By Wolves The World's Safest Newborn Baby.Protected By Wolves A newborn wolf pup is born with only one pound of weight and closed eyes, and by the time it's ready to come out, it weighs about two pounds. It grows very quickly and can waddle by the time it is six weeks old, although wolves typically stay in their dens for about 63 days. This isn't the first wolf-baby adoption, but it does stand out in a crowd because it's not your typical pet – wolf pups live in packs, and wolves can't just "walk out" into the wild. They have to go through the process of forming a pack, which is a complex social and behavioral challenge. It's also a wolf-baby adoption that entails a bit of science. Using genetic testing, researchers at the Wildlife Science Center in Minnesota and the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Laboratory found that a handful of lupine pups exhibited several human-like characteristics including hand-feeding and sleeping in their parent's bed. These puppies were raised in a human environment starting only days after their birth, demonstrating that wolves can learn from and interact with humans. A wolf-baby adoption is not only fun and educational, but it's a great way to help save this species that has been decimated by humans for centuries. Your purchase will support the Zoo's efforts to expand its American Red Wolf breeding facilities and advance wolf restoration efforts in the wild.