Detroit Zoo introduces new warthog piglets to public

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Detroit Zoo introduced three of five new warthog piglets into the exhibit Thursday.

Mother Lilith birthed five baby warthogs on April 14. The three introduced are female Lucy and males Carter and Sam.

The other two piglets, females Diane and Vera, are being cared for by staff members until they gain more weight to join the family.

The two smallest piglets are gaining weight quickly and will join their family soon, according to Detroit Zoological Society Curator of Mammals Elizabeth Arbaugh.

The quintuplets mark the second warthog birth occurring at the Detroit Zoo in two years.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan suggested to breed the warthogs as the North American zoo population remains under a hundred.

The babies and the rest of the warthog family can be seen in their habitat near the Africa Train Center.

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