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Warthog Piglets Choose Their Names at Zoo Atlanta

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: July 7, 2021 12:15 pm

Warthog Piglets Zoo Atlanta

Eloise the warthog piglet at Zoo Atlanta touches a ball with a name printed on it.

Photo Credit: Zoo Atlanta

The 11 week old warthog piglets at Zoo Atlanta have celebrated another milestone as they selected their names this week.

How does a warthog select its own name? Keepers selected three names for the three piglets and labelled three large balls with them. They then released the warthogs which touched the balls to select their names.

Warthog Piglets Zoo Atlanta

Penelope the warthog piglet selects a ball with a name printed on it to select her name

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After selecting their names Zoo Atlanta is pleased to introduce Daphne, Penelope and Eloise.

The three warthog piglets were born on April 13th 2021 to mother Eleanor and Hamlet. These two are first time parents. Since early June the trio have been exploring the outside enclosure with their parents.

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Warthogs are native to sub-Saharan Africa where they are considered to be widespread in the wild. At present the population has been declining due to drought, desertification and habitat loss.

They have proven resilient to human activities giving them an ability to share the grassland ecosystem.

Warthog Piglets Zoo Atlanta

One of the three warthog piglets born at Zoo Atlanta

Photo Credit: Zoo Atlanta

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

Learn more about Zoo Atlanta on their website – Zoo Atlanta

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Some of the warthog piglets with their parents in the habitat at Zoo Atlanta

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