Wildlife park welcomes piglets

Two adorable red river hog piglets have made their public debut at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury

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New arrivals at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Red River hogs are found across the West and Central African rainforest belt Credit: Howletts Wild Animal Park

Two adorable red river hog piglets have made their public debut at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury.

The piglets, born last month, had been separated from the rest of the group allowing them time to bond with their mother.

Red River hogs are found across the West and Central African rainforest belt. This distinctive looking pig is Africa’s equivalent of the Eurasian wild boar.

Although it is currently relatively common in its range this distinctive species is sadly in decline due to hunting for meat and persecution by farmers who view the hogs as a pest species due to their habit of raiding crops.

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