Brevard Zoo’s Critically Endangered Visayan Warty Pigs Expecting Litter

By  //  August 20, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: One of Brevard Zoo’s critically endangered Visayan warty pigs is expecting a litter. The keepers and veterinary staff have been working with Fancy to perform sonograms, which allow us to better monitor the development of her pregnancy. (Brevard Zoo video)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – One of Brevard Zoo’s critically endangered Visayan warty pigs is expecting a litter.

The keepers and veterinary staff have been working with Fancy to perform sonograms, which allow us to better monitor the development of her pregnancy.

Visayan warty pig piglets are often seen during the dry season between the months of January and March in their native habitat of the western Visayan Islands. The mean number of piglets is three to four per litter.

The Visayan warty pig is endemic to two of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines, and is threatened by habitat loss, food shortages, and hunting – these are the leading causes of the Visayan warty pig’s status as critically endangered.

Due to the small numbers of remaining Visayan warty pigs in the wild, little is known of their behaviors or characteristics outside of captivity.

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The Visayan warty pig is endemic to two of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines, and is threatened by habitat loss, food shortages, and hunting – these are the leading causes of the Visayan warty pig’s status as critically endangered. (Wikipedia image)


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