NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three not-so-little piggies have a new home in Queens.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is now home to the trio of mulefoot hogs, a breed of domestic pig that is classified as critically rare by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
The mulefoot is different from other pig breeds because they have single, non-cloven hooves that resemble those of a mule — hence their name.
They are no longer commonly bred by farmers — making them rare.
The hogs are all females and have coarse black coats typical of the breed. They can be seen at the zoo’s farm.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- De Blasio Meets With Federal Prosecutors, FBI Agents Investigating Campaign Funds
- Seen At 11: Pigs Really Can Fly, As Long As They Have The Appropriate Paperwork
- Caught On Video: Chairs Fly As Nearly 40 People Fight In City Island Restaurant
- Helicopter Makes Crash Landing On Main Street In Chatham, N.J.