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This Little Piggy ... Was Just Born!

A 2-week-old red river hog piglet at the San Deigo Zoo.
A 2-week-old red river hog piglet at the San Deigo Zoo. (Image credit: Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park)

This little 2-week-old red river hog is part of a litter of four born at the San Diego Zoo.

The two male and two female piglets were born on March 27. The first baby was running around before the last one was delivered.

The striped and spotted colors on the piglets' skin is to help them blend in with the surrounding of their native habitat in sub-Saharan Africa.

These wild pigs get their name from their behavior of wallowing in ponds and streams and the color of their coat when they mature. As the piglets grow older, a red, shaggy coat will grow in.

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