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Three Little Pigs Enjoy Their First Adventure Outside

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: June 5, 2021 5:00 pm

Warthog Piglets Zoo Atlanta

One of the warthog piglets born in April explores an outdoor exhibit at Zoo Atlanta

Photo Credit: Zoo Atlanta

A trio of warthog piglets born at Zoo Atlanta on April 13th 2021. This week the 7 week old piglets took their first adventures in to the outdoor habitat the Zoo’s African Savanna habitat.

Mother Eleanor has been doing a great job caring for her piglets. Their adventures outside are mostly determined by her protective nature. As such it is not currently guaranteed that you will see the piglets out on exhibit.

Warthog Piglets Zoo Atlanta

The three warthog piglets born in April explore an outdoor exhibit at Zoo Atlanta with their mother Eleanor.

Photo Credit: Zoo Atlanta

Keepers have determined that all of the piglets are females. Their next big milestone will be to meet father Hamlet. This is his first litter with Hamlet.

Warthogs are native to sub-Saharan areas of Africa. Their populations are declining due to drought, desertification and habitat loss. Despite this they are resilient to human activities.

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The warthog family are part of the new African savanna habitat. Here they live alongside habitats for elephants, giraffe, zebra, ostrich and southern white rhinos.

Zoo Atlanta has had a successful year for births with a range of other babies joining the warthog piglets. These include an Angolan colobus infant; twin golden lion tamarins; a crowned lemur infant; a hooded vulture chick; golden-breasted starling chicks; a tawny frogmouth chick; and a lappet-faced vulture chick.

Warthog Piglets Zoo Atlanta

One of the warthog piglets born in April explores an outdoor exhibit at Zoo Atlanta

Photo Credit: Zoo Atlanta

Learn more about Warthogs here – Warthogs Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Zoo Atlanta on their website – Zoo Atlanta

Warthog Piglets Zoo Atlanta

The three warthog piglets born in April explore an outdoor exhibit at Zoo Atlanta

Photo Credit: Zoo Atlanta

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