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Visayan warty pigs are a wild pig species from the Philippines. They can grow to a length of one metre and weigh between 30 and 70 kilos, although the females are considerably smaller than the males. Today the species is only found on the island of Negros, after being wiped out of the other parts of their original distribution range. This is why, together with other zoos, Zoo Leipzig supports a conservation programme that aims at protecting the habitat of warty pigs. Captive breeding programmes in zoos also contribute to the conservation of this species.
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.