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2012

Rarest pig species in the world born at Chester Zoo

By Chester Zoo

A pair of Babirusa piglets were born in late October, adding significantly to the population of one of the rarest pig species in the world.

This was a great achievement as this species is classed as 'vulnerable' by conservationists and the exact population numbers in the wild is unknown. So this birth was really exciting and positive news for the future of the species.

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