West African Guinea Hog

West African Guinea Hog

Though once popular on homesteads and small farms in the southern United States, Guinea hogs are critically few in number. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy has placed them under the most endangered heading on the Conservation Priority List.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Free for zoo members and with paid zoo admission

Throughout the zoo, a variety of animals will receive holiday gifts.  Some of the animals will enjoy playing with and tearing apart boxes.  Others will appreciate treats hidden inside the packages.  In both cases, zoo visitors will enjoy watching the animals as they open their gifts.

Presenting the animals with unusual items is part of the zoo's enrichment program, designed to encourage the animals to use their natural behaviors found in the wild and enhance overall well-being.

Schedule of Events

(Schedule subject to change)

10:15 a.m. African Lions
10:30 a.m. Meerkats 
10:45 a.m. Fossa
11:00 a.m. Grey Wolves 
11:15 a.m. Amur Tigers
11:30 a.m. Fisher
11:45 a.m. Red Wolves
12:00 p.m. Asian Elephants
12:15 p.m. Red Panda
12:30 p.m. Snow Leopards
12:45 p.m. Spectacled Bears
1:00 p.m. Contact Barn Animals
1:15 p.m. Desert Exhibit Lizards
1:30 p.m. Siamang
1:45 p.m. Patas Monkeys
2:00 p.m. Lemurs