紐基動物園慶祝罕見的鄢陵疣豬仔誕生

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紐基動物園慶祝罕見的鄢陵疣豬仔誕生

動物園表示,小豬的條紋外套作為偽裝,會隨着它們的成熟而褪色。

一種極度瀕危的豬在康沃爾的一個動物園裡生下了兩隻小豬。

這些尚未命名的維薩亞疣豬在紐奎動物園出生。

它們的父母May和Randy是一個繁殖計劃的一部分,目的是增加數量。

動物園的一位發言人說,該物種生活在菲律賓的森林中,那裡可能只剩下200隻動物。

"他們說:"栖息地的破壞、為運動而進行的過度狩獵、對農作物的報復以及保護不力,都導致了疣豬在野外的急劇減少和幾乎滅絕。

"疣豬的名字很特別,因為公豬臉上有三對疣子,在打架時可以保護自己。

動物園表示,小豬的條紋被毛作為偽裝,將隨着它們的成熟而褪色。


The zoo said the piglets' striped coat, which acted as camouflage, would fade as they matured

A critically endangered species of pig has given birth to two piglets at a zoo in Cornwall.

The Visayan warty piglets, yet to be named, were born at Newquay Zoo.

Their parents, May and Randy, are part of a breeding programme to boost numbers.

A zoo spokesperson said the species lives in the forests of the Philippines, where there could be as few as 200 animals left.

"Habitat destruction, over-hunting for sport, reprisals for raids on crops and inadequate protection, have all resulted in the dramatic decline and near extinction of the warty pig in the wild," they said.

"Warty pigs get their unusual name from the three pairs of warts that male pigs have on their faces to protect them when fighting.

The zoo said the piglets' striped coat, which acts as camouflage, would fade as they matured.

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