WATCH: Houston Zoo’s Adorable Baby Red River Hog is a Total Ham
The yet-to-be-named hoglet was anything but camera shy during his public debut this week.
A newborn red river hog is the talk about the town after he made his public debut at the Houston Zoo on Wednesday.
According to a release from the zoo, the tiny, yet-to-be-named hoglet was born on April 9 to first-time mother Vidalia, and has been spending his days frolicking and hamming it up for visitors in the dry riverbed of the habitat where he lives with his mother, two other adult hogs, Neptune and Luna, and two young females, Artemis and Ophelia.
The Houston red river hogs also share their habitat with two troops of western lowland gorillas, just like they would in the forestlands of Africa.
“Red river hogs are the most colorful members of the pig family, getting their name from the red coat and tendency to often wallow in rivers and streams,” the Smithsonian National Zoo explains on its website, adding that the furry pigs can live up to 20 years in captivity and weigh as much as 285 lbs.