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August 31, 2023 8:55 am
Edinburgh, Scotland, The United Kingdom
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo have announced names for the four Visayan warty pigs born at the conservation zoo ten weeks ago on June 25 2023.
During their first health check recently vets were able to confirm that the new arrivals are four females. The sisters were named Hilda, Effy, Esme and Ruth.
The piglets can now be seen exploring their home at Edinburgh Zoo under the watchful eye of mother Nikki. With the four new arrivals the zoo is now home to ten Visayan warty pigs including the father of this litter, Elvis.
Elvis moved to Edinburgh in January 2023 from Bristol Zoo Gardens following their closure.
Visayan warty pigs are critically endangered with as few as 200 remaining on just two small islands in the Philippines. The species is now among the rarest pigs in the world.
Two of the four Visayan warty pigs born on June 25 2023 at Edinburgh Zoo play under the watchful eye of an adult. Image: © RZSS
One of the four Visayan warty pigs born on June 25 2023 at Edinburgh Zoo is seen in its paddock. Image: © RZSS
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These animals are named for four three pairs of growths on their face which are thought to protect them when fighting with the other pigs.
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