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Could You Care For Chacoan Peccary Babies?

Just like that cute vicuña, I had no clue what creature to expect when I opened these images of endangered Chacoan Peccaries. Turns out the pig-like animals feature similar snouts, but belong to a different taxonomic group, than "true pigs."Native to Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay, the animal was thought to be extinct until 1972 when the species was discovered to still exist in the Chaco region of Paraguay.

There are only 11 zoos in the US exhibiting these creatures – including the Los Angeles Zoo where four new babes live. Have you ever seen one? I sure haven't but in the spirit of the season, peek at the photo of a peccary piglet picking at pumpkin (phew!) when you

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Photo Credit: Jamie Pham

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Jewels2080 Jewels2080 8 years
These look a lot like Javalina.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
...Pardon this outburst. SQUEEEEEE!!!! I have a friend who has a potbellied pig...I haven't had bacon since playing with Gomer when he was a little peegle. I SO have a weakness for snout-ed babies.
FoxyCPA FoxyCPA 8 years
I'll take one!
esthersim esthersim 8 years
they're quite cute! hehe
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
OMG! They are really really cute. I was just looking for more info on them and apparently they are nicknamed "pigs from green hell" because their natural habitat very hot and dry. Interesting!
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
SO adorable!!
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