Three little pigs born at OKC Zoo, no houses blown down
My story will be in The Oklahoman tomorrow, but here’s the press release from the Oklahoma City Zoo in the mean time.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is “squee”-fully announcing the births of three red river hog piglets, born Saturday, April 2, 2011!
The piglets were born to mom Divit, who came to the Zoo from the Los Angeles Zoo in 2010, and dad Sir David Pigglesworth III, who also came from the Los Angeles Zoo in 2009. This was the first offspring for both parents.
The piglets have not been named, as keepers are still waiting to determine the sex of each piglet.
Zoo guests may visit the red river hogs at their habitat (weather dependant on temperatures above 55 degrees), located next to the giraffe exhibit. The piglets will have access to the outdoor yard from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day but will also have access to an indoor, off-exhibit area.
This birth was only the second red river hog birth in Zoo history, following the birth of three piglets to mom Clove and dad Bullet on July 4, 2006. In celebration of their holiday birth, Zoo keepers named those piglets Star, Spangle and Banner.
“We are very excited about the birth of these red river hogs,” said Mammals Curator Laura Bottaro. “They are a fun and fascinating species and a favorite of many Zoo visitors.”
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