SA Zoo welcomes new baby warthogs


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Zoo officials on Thursday announced the birth of the zoo's newest babies -- a pair of warthog piglets.

According to zoo spokeswoman Debbie Vanskike, the pair were born on June 14 are the second births to their mother, Sekini.

The male parent, Nikki, lives in an adjacent habitat while their mother keeps close watch over them.

Warthogs are wild members of the pig family and are found in grassland, savanna, and woodland areas in sub-Saharan Africa, Vanskike said.

The species is relatively widespread, abundant, and despite being hunted as food, there are no major threats to their population.

The young are born after a 172-day pregnancy, and an average litter size is three.