TORONTO, ON, Friday, March 1, 2019: What a wonderful way to celebrate National Pig Day, March 1st, and Year of the Pig! The Toronto Zoo is excited to announce that Tisa, an eight-year-old female red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus), gave birth to a litter of two hoglets on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at approximately 3:30 pm. This is the first litter for Tisa and Sir Philip Pigglesworth III, father and eight-year-old male, and the third litter of red river hogs born in Toronto Zoo's history.
Wildlife Care say Tisa is a great first-time mom, very trusting and comfortable with Keepers. The curious hoglets are nursing well and eagerly explore their maternity habitat in the African Rainforest Pavilion.
Please note mom and hoglets are not currently visible to the public.