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Copenhagen Zoo - Babirusa/pig hybrids

In august 2006, a world sensation was born in Copenhagen Zoo. Three young babirusa/pig hybrids. These may have changed genetic research as we know it, since sientist did not believe that two such different species could breed. This is a photo of the domestic pig mother and the piglets. As you can see, one is babirusa coloured, one is a mix of pale and grey, and the last one is just pale. Taken in Copenhagen Zoo, 2006.

Copenhagen Zoo - Babirusa/pig hybrids
Toddy, 16 Jan 2008
    • Toddy
      In august 2006, a world sensation was born in Copenhagen Zoo. Three young babirusa/pig hybrids. These may have changed genetic research as we know it, since sientist did not believe that two such different species could breed.
      This is a photo of the domestic pig mother and the piglets. As you can see, one is babirusa coloured, one is a mix of pale and grey, and the last one is just pale.
      Taken in Copenhagen Zoo, 2006.
    • Pygathrix
      Have you got any photos showing the hybrids as adults?
    • Toddy
      There are two other pics here in the gallery, where they are a bit older, but I have none of how they look now. I will try to get a good shot next time I'm at the zoo :)
    • Writhedhornbill
      Will they stay at the zoo?
    • Toddy
      I'm not sure, but I think so. The babirusa male is not listed on ISIS anymore, and I have not seen him for while (haven't really looked either). So they will probably get the enclosure for them selves, if he has in fact moved out. I will check it and reply here what I have found out.
    • Zebraduiker
      Hi Toody, can you post some pictures of the new elephant house and enclosure ? I've ssens ome pictures in the zoo magazine Zoonyt, it looks very good.

      Which danish zoos can I reach by train from copenhagen, can I reach Odense, Randers and Givskud ? Which zoos of them are worth for a visit , if I have to decide for one or two of them ? Thanks for th info. Last question, do copenhagen zoo has now a 2008 guidebook ?
    • Toddy
      About the photos, I will upload some to the gallery as soon as Í find the time. In the meantime, check this link: http://zoophotos.fotopic.net/c1539747.html

      About the danish zoos, I will send you a PM shortly:)
    • Chlidonias
      does anyone have any photos or links to photos of the hybrids as adults (if they survived)? I couldn't find anything by googling. I'd be especially interested if any are males and what their tusks would look like!
    • Anders
      As far as I know, they got some kind of unknown bacteria back in 2008, so they are not alive anymore
    • Chlidonias
      thanks for that. It would have been interesting to see the adult males.
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