Results are in for names of new warty pigs at zoo
Last month the Woodland Park Zoo invited the community to name their new Visayan Warty Pigs, who came to the zoo in May.
Now the results are in. The pigs, in order of greatest number of votes, are now named Guapa (beautiful), Bulak (flower) and Magdula (playful). You can see them anytime at the Woodland Park Zoo, which is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“It’s been great to see the community’s excitement about the new addition of the Visayan warty pigs to the zoo,” said Martin Ramirez, a mammal curator at Woodland Park Zoo, in a press release. “The community continues to play an active role at the zoo, and we’re happy they’ve joined us again to name our three pigs.”
The pigs are unique to two Visayan islands in the Phillipines, where habitat loss, food shortage and hunting have put them on the endangered list.
There were three other names which lost out in the contest: Banhaan (nosey), Lasang (forest) and Adlaw (sun).