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Visayan warty pigs now at Hellabrunn Zoo’s Rhino House

In late October, the Rhino House welcomed new residents: two Visayan warty pigs were transferred from Belfast Zoo to a male-only enclosure at Hellabrunn. Here in Munich the lively duo are ambassadors for their near-extinct species, currently found in the wild on only two islands in the Philippines.

"We are delighted to be able to offer our visitors an opportunity to meet a species as rare as our two warty pigs,” says zoo director Rasem Baban. "Particularly as these animals are difficult to observe in the wild."

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The Geo-zoo concept

The Munich Zoo Hellabrunn was founded in 1911 as the first Geo-zoo worldwide. The animals live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities.

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Hellabrunn’s Species Conservation Center

Hellabrunn’s Species Conservation Center is a unique forum where zoo visitors can access an amazing amount of information about the zoo’s many projects.

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