Rare piglet first of its kind born at Brevard Zoo

- A north Sulawesi babirusa born at Brevard Zoo on Saturday, August 4 is delighting keepers with his gentle, inquisitive demeanor. 

Named Java, the piglet is the offspring of two-year-old mother Piggy and two-year-old father Meru. He is the first child of either parent and the first member of his species ever born at the Zoo. 

“Java is barely a week old, but his personality is already shining through,” said Michelle Smurl, director of animal programs at the Zoo. “Piggy is doing an incredible job, especially for a first-time mom.” 

Java will remain behind the scenes for several weeks until he is large and strong enough to enter the public viewing area. 


Information provided by Brevard Zoo.

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