Three litters of critically endangered red wolf pups were born over the course of three days, according to the North Carolina Zoo.

“Three must be the lucky number because we are so happy to share that we have 3 litters of red wolves for a total of 12 puppies,” the zoo wrote on social media.

The zoo now has 36 red wolves, making it the country’s second-largest pack.

“Congratulations to the North Carolina Zoo for playing an essential part in the survival of this critically endangered species,” said Secretary Reid Wilson, N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, in a press release. “These births are important because many of our wolves, once matured, have been moved to other breeding packs to continue to help bring this species back from near extinction. Our hope is that more and more red wolves can soon be placed into the wild.”

Over the next month, the zoo will announce a public naming poll for one of the litters.

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