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The Visayan Warty Pig, (Sus cebifrons), is a critically endangered species of pig. 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.

In addition to a few other conservation programs in the Philippines, the Crocolandia Foundation and the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation, Inc., both have this species in captivity. In Europe, six zoos – the Rotterdam Zoo, Poznan Zoo, CHESTER Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, Blackbrook Zoological Park and the Newquay Zoo – maintain the Negros Island variety of this species. Moreover, several zoos in the United States also maintain this species. The San Diego Zoo was the first zoo outside the Philippines to keep and breed Visayan Warty Pigs. Elsewhere in North America, zoos in Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix, Miami, and Boise have also kept the species.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    a wonderful picture and great info,dawnx

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot of these amazing pigs, the young are wonderful to see!

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    very unusual, looks like you have a good zoo there Ann

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    Never seen these before. Nice capture.

  • Imsserendipity
    Imsserendipityover 3 years ago

    Hi Anne, became most interested in your Fab. Photo, as well as reading your comments, excellent! So I looked this up!Thank you for inspiring me!

    Seren

    The Visayan warty pig, Sus cebifrons is a critically endangered species of pig. The Visayan warty pig can only be found on two of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines, and as a result, faces unique challenges to their survival in the wild. The challenges include little room to escape from predators, 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.

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    They have funny looking ears Ann. They look like horns. great capturte Mate.

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot Ann, cute little babies too!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Another endangered species! There seem to be so many. Wonderful capture, Ann.

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Ann

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