Pigs & Warthogs

The First Baby 'Pumbas' from the New Warthog Couple are Born at BIOPARC Valencia

December 2023— This first litter represents a new success in the involvement of the Valencian park in an international project for the conservation of warthogs, a species included in the IUCN Red List. The adaptation of the young couple that arrived in the summer has been excellent, and the care of the two offspring is proceeding normally, although as a precaution and to promote their natural instincts, they remain in the indoor enclosure. Until January 7th, you can take advantage of the BIOPARC Wild Christmas proposal, with the double 'cause' promotion that allows you to choose between the child's entry or the annual child pass for €1.


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Critically Endangered Piglets Born at Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is celebrating the birth of four critically endangered Visayan warty piglets at Edinburgh Zoo. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity say the piglets, born to parents Nikki and Elvis on 25 June, are all doing well and will be named soon.

Jonny Appleyard, hoofstock team leader at Edinburgh Zoo said, “We are so excited to welcome Nikki and Elvis’ piglets. Our Visayan warty pigs are full of character, and our four new arrivals are no exception. Once they receive their first health check in the coming weeks we will know if they are boys or girls.”

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Vibrant Triplets Join Red River Hog Family: A Heartwarming Tale of Camouflaged Cuteness and Conservation

The red river hog family at Marwell Wildlife has expanded its ranks with the arrival of three adorable piglets born on Tuesday, 18 July.

The proud parents, Lisala and Kermit, are no strangers to parenthood, having previously welcomed twins in August of the previous year.

These new arrivals, identified as triplets, boast more vibrant markings compared to their parents and can be observed within the red river hog habitat alongside their mother, father, and older brother Matonda.


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IT'S A BOY! Do you love Cheyenne Mountian Zoo’s hoglet and want to make a lasting contribution to the Zoo? You could bid to win the privilege of naming this little boy! Head to http://www.cmzoo.org/hoglet to register and bid. The winner will get to name and meet the hoglet in person! The bidding window ends on Wed., Sept. 28, 2022, at 7 p.m. MT.

The winning bid will directly support CMZoo’s world-class conservation, education, and animal care programs. Thank you for your support. They can't wait to see your naming ideas!

Happy Birthday Hoglet!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s little Red River hog is one month old today! To celebrate, the entire hog family enjoyed foraging for yummy produce inside some birthday-themed cardboard boxes (painted with non-toxic paint, of course) in the sunny yard.

Because the hoglet and its mom have been doing so well, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo have not needed to perform any up-close examinations, which means they haven't 100% confirmed its sex, either. As soon as they do, they’ll let you know.

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Hoglet Surprise!

West Virginia’s Oglebay Good Zoo has happily reported that a single red river hoglet was born at the zoo on August 8, 2022. She weighed over 800 grams at birth and was not expected by Zoo officials.

The Good Zoo animal care team had to assist with supplement feeding of the red river hoglet because mom, Raven, was not producing enough milk during the first few days after her birth. The team came in during evenings and throughout the night to ensure that the piglet was receiving enough nourishment by providing formula.


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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Watermelon-Striped Baby Red River Hog

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo keepers were greeted by a brand-new baby Red River hog in the early hours of Fri., Aug. 12. They had suspicions a baby was on the way, and their suspicions were confirmed when they found Red River hog mom, Zena, resting peacefully with her baby, who appears to be in good health.

“We are over the moon with excitement for this little one,” said Lauren Phillippi, lead keeper in African Rift Valley. “Red River hog babies are some of the cutest in the whole animal kingdom with their little stripes, tiny statures and energetic behaviors.”

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Red River Hoglets!

We’re celebrating the arrival of Marwell Wildlife’s first ever red river hoglets, born at Marwell On Sunday 7 August.

The twins, who are yet to be named, were born to mother Lisla and father Kermit and are already exploring their enclosure between naps.

Red river hoglets have more vivid markings than their adult counterparts and in the wild, the rows of pale yellow spots would help them camouflage in long grass to avoid being seen by predators.

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North Sulawesi Babirusa Piglets Make First Visits to Habitat

MELBOURNE, Fla., June 14, 2022 — Brevard Zoo welcomed not one, but two north Sulawesi babirusa piglets on May 18! The offspring were born to 6-year-old mom Piggy and dad Meru. Although we are unsure of their sexes at this time, animal care staff note that both babies appear healthy and alert.


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Piglets Born At Amersfoort Zoo

DierenPark Amersfoort welcomes seven Bonte Bentheimer piglets. Mother Liv has given birth to her first litter. "It is always exciting how the delivery goes and how Liv reacts to her new offspring," says animal caretaker Marc Belt. “Everything seems to be going well. The youngsters are drinking well and carefully taking their first steps.”

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