Rare Domestic Pigs Make Debut At Queens Zoo
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.
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