New species arrives at Jersey Zoo this Easter

Jersey Zoo are excited to announce the recent arrival of a new species to the Zoo – three female Visayan warty pigs. This species of pig comes from the Philippines and is critically endangered, with only around 200 left in the wild. They used to live on several islands in the Philippines, but today are restricted to just two - Negros and Panay. Unfortunately their habitat is rapidly decreasing due to illegal logging and hunting.

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Jersey Zoo are inviting visitors to come and see their newest residents for the first time since they arrived on the island. There are also a number of ‘Nature Boards’ placed around the Zoo, encouraging people to immerse themselves in nature and ‘rewild themselves’.