Two wolf cubs at Camperdown Wildlife Centre have been introduced to the public for the first time.
Visitors now have the chance to see the cubs, who were unexpectedly born eight weeks ago, at their enclosure.
The cubs’ parents, Aurora and Loki, only arrived at the centre themselves a few months ago.
Keepers have been delighted with the early success of the breeding programme, having expected the first cubs to be born next year at the earliest.
Bradly Yule, network manager at the centre, said: “We are very excited to see our European Wolves with cubs – this is an important event in the role of our zoo and these pups will enhance the population. They will also serve as ambassadors to help reduce the pressure on wild environments where these wolves come from.
“The first time parents have taken to parenthood extremely well and have adopted comfortable roles in upbringing their cubs. Our male, Loki, has been feeding and sharing food with female, Aurora, who has been carefully rearing her young.”
The cubs are now regularly venturing out from their den and are often seen playing in the enclosure with their parents.
The mother, Aurora, was born at the Highland Wildlife Park in 2013 and the male, Loki, born in 2012 in the Netherlands.
They were brought together earlier this year and very quickly settled into life at the park.
The wolves are part of the European breeding programme, which aims to boost the population of the endangered species.