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      2 red wolf pups in SC named for Colbert, Jewell

      Photo: Cape Romain website
      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WCIV) - Two wolf pups born earlier this month in South Carolina have been named for comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The State newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/1hnRXCu) that managers at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Charleston County said the pups are expected to go on public display in several weeks. "Colbert" and "Jewell" were among six pups born April 8 at the Sewee Visitors Center. One was stillborn and a second died shortly after birth. The two other pups have been taken to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Project leader Raye Nilius says Secretary Jewell visited Cape Romain in November. Colbert is a Charleston native who has a show on Comedy Central and will replace David Letterman on CBS next year.The pups were born to the park's captive breeding female named Lily. Park officials say the pups are growing "by leaps and bounds" each day and the Red Wolf viewing area is closed to give Lily a chance to adjust.For more information or updates on the pups call the Sewee Center at 843.928.3368 or visit facebook.com/caperomain. Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ABC News 4 contributed to this report.
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