See the cute, fur-covered babies up above!
We wrote yesterday about the unveiling of the Montgomery Zoo’s new Red River Hog piglets. Today, we got to see the babies in all their glory. The babies stepped out into the morning sunshine for a visit with their Mom in front of the zoo’s many visitors.
You can check out our video up above to see the babies, or check out this excerpt from yesterday’s article explaining more about the Red River Hogs:
Chiquita and Paulie are the proud parents of three red river hog piglets the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum announced on Wednesday.
This is the second litter of piglets for the five-year-old hogs who moved to Montgomery in 2016 from the Gulf Breeze Zoo in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Red river hogs get their name from the red coat and tendency to wallow in rivers and streams. They are the most colorful members of the pig family according to the Montgomery Zoo. They are also known as “tufted pigs” because of the white whiskers and tufts found on their ears
The red river hog can be found all throughout Africa from Senegal in the west, throughout the Guinea-Congo forest, to the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The hogs are most active at night and live in groups called sounders.
The new piglets are just some of the 400 animals you can find at the Montgomery Zoo. It also features a train ride, skylift ride, giraffe and elephant encounters, pedal boats and a petting zoo.
The zoo is one of the top rated attractions in Montgomery, and is a great place to take the whole family in the summer to enjoy and learn about wildlife. The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Red River Hogs and more on Central Alabama Weekend
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