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Baby red river hog debuts at Houston Zoo

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(Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo)

HOUSTON – A baby red river hog made his debut at the Houston Zoo Wednesday. 

The Houston Zoo says the hoglet was born on April 9 to first-time mother Vidalia. 

PHOTOS: Baby red river hog debuts at Houston Zoo

The red river hogs at the Houston Zoo share a habitat with two troops of western lowland gorillas in the Gorillas of the African Forest exhibit, which opened in 2015. 
 
The yet-to-be-named hoglet can be seen in the dry riverbed of the habitat along with his mother, the other two adult hogs, Neptune and Luna, and nearly 1-year-old females Artemis and Ophelia.

The zoo said the animal's keepers will name the hoglet.
 


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