Safari West has four new warthogs.
The Santa Rosa wildlife preserve said in a statement Sunday “We are thrilled to announce the birth of four bouncing baby warthog piglets, or as we like to call them, warthoglets! Mom and Dad (Neiri and Pig Newton) are so proud of their three boisterous boys and gregarious girl, born at Safari West in early April.”
Pig Newton wasn’t available for comment.
Officials from the 400-acre private facility said timing of the arrivals “could not have been better as our warthogs moved into a brand-new habitat in February, just in time to get their home ready for their new family!”
The new residents were, as expected, out of their nest and exploring about 10 days into their new lives. Warthog piglets weigh 1-2 pounds at birth and usually come in litters of two or three. They start eating solid foods at about 2-3 weeks old and are fully weaned by the time they are five months old.
To find out more about Safari West, go to www.SafariWest.com.