Three Little Pigs Born at Queens Zoo

By Carla Zanoni on May 9, 2013 5:13pm 

 Three little pigs were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo.
Three little pigs were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo.
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Julie Larsen Maher

FLUSHING — Queens recently welcomed three little pigs into its family.

The trio born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo heralds the arrival of the rare mulefoot hog breed, known for pigs that have single non-cloven hooves.

The female black coarse-hair pigs are uncommon because they are no longer bred by farmers, according to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Sows typically reach 250 to 400 pounds each, according to the American Mulefoot Hog Association.

Visitors can see the pigs at the zoo's farm seven days a week, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.

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