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It’s a Girl! Baby Visayan Warty Pig Born in Florida Zoo

On September 17, Melbourne, Florida’s Brevard Zoo welcomed a new arrival: a female Visayan warty piglet. In the wild, Visayan warty pigs are critically endangered forest dwellers living in the Philippines. While they once roamed all six islands, Visayan warty pigs have become extinct on four of them. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) had appealed to zoos to participate in an emergency breeding program to help stabilize the Visayan warty pig population.

Visayan Warty Piglet and mother

For more information:
Florida Today, ‘It’s a piglet!’
Brevard Zoo’s Visayan Pig Page

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