Hi there, I thought you'd like to hear all about our Red
River Hogs Rufus and Roxie and the present she had for our
zoo keepers last Tuesday morning...
Rufus and Roxie our Red River Hogs
Rufus and Roxie joined us from Woburn Safari Park
at the beginning of August, they're so new to us here at Folly
Zoo I haven't even had the chance to blog about their arrival
and now I'm blogging about their surprise arrivals...four
stripey and very cute little piglets!
The gestation period for a Red River Hog is three months,
three weeks and three days...easy to remember...and we had hoped to
breed from Rufus and Roxie to create a nice little troop to
populate the newly built forest enclosure
alongside the Giraffe paddock...but having only been with us for a
month the keeper's had put Roxie's slight weight
gain down to change in diet...so imagine their surprise
last Tuesday morning when they went to feed the happy couple and
discovered the two hogs had become six overnight!
The piglets are settling in very nicely and are now on display
for visitors to Folly Farm to enjoy. When they are a bit
bigger we will be able to sex them so get your suggestions for
names in...we're favouring the continuation of the "R" names
perhaps with a Welsh influence in recognition of their
birthplace...any Rhidian's, Rhodri's, Rhian's and Rhiannon's out
Anyway, enough chatter...here they are in all their gorgeous
These little piggies arrived unexpectedly!
These little piggies like truffling for
This little piggy likes to hide under mum!
This little piggy is nosey!
These little piggies like to have fun!
This little piggy isn't camera shy!