TORONTO, ON, Friday, March 29, 2019: The public have spoken! With over 6,400 people voting in “Toronto Zoo's Red River Hoglets Need Names!" Facebook and Twitter promotion, one pair of names has emerged as a favourite. Introducing, Hazel and Ginger! The Zoo's Wildlife Care Keepers chose two potential pairs of names for the hoglets and the Toronto Zoo asked the public to vote on Facebook and Twitter between Wednesday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to help decide on the BEST names for the hoglets.
Tisa, an eight-year-old female red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus), gave birth to a litter of two hoglets on Sunday, February 17, 2019. This is the first litter for Tisa and Sir Philip Pigglesworth III, father and eight-year-old male, and the third litter of red river hogs born in Toronto Zoo's history. Wildlife Care say Tisa continues to be a great first-time mom, very trusting and comfortable with Keepers. Dad, Sir Philip Pigglesworth III, is a very involved dad and the hoglets enjoy spending time snuggling with him on exhibit. The curious hoglets are nursing well and continue to eagerly explore their habitat in the African Rainforest Pavilion.
Please contact Toronto Zoo’s Public Relations & Events Branch to set-up a time to come out and film the red river hoglet family on exhibit!
Katie Gray, Supervisor of Public Relations and Events
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Amanda Chambers, Public Relations and Events Associate
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