Trio of critically endangered warty pigs arrive at Jersey Zoo

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The species of pig which comes from the Philippines is critically endangered, with only around 200 left in the wild.

The animals once lived on several islands in the Philippines but are now restricted to just two – Negros and Panay.

A spokesperson from Jersey Zoo said: ‘Unfortunately their habitat is rapidly decreasing due to illegal logging and hunting.’

They added that visitors can now come to see the new pigs for the first time since they arrived in the Island.

Additionally there are a number of different family activities happening over the Easter weekend, including a wild scavenger hunt. Over the course of the weekend visitors can also see a variety of animals, including macaques, orangutans, gorillas and meerkats, being fed some Easter treats.

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