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Copenhagen Zoo - Babirusa

The lone babirusa male in the old Elephant House in Copenhagen Zoo. This male was made famous in 2006, when he fathered the famous three pig/babirusa hybrid piglets. If any of you haven't heard about them, I can tell you that it's a world sensation. According to science and genetic research at the time, these piglets coulden't exist. It is still unclear how to such different species could breed. The piglets are still alive, and really do look like a mix between a babirusa and a pig. Taken in Copenhagen Zoo in 2007.

Copenhagen Zoo - Babirusa
Toddy, 15 Jan 2008
    • Toddy
      The lone babirusa male in the old Elephant House in Copenhagen Zoo. This male was made famous in 2006, when he fathered the famous three pig/babirusa hybrid piglets. If any of you haven't heard about them, I can tell you that it's a world sensation. According to science and genetic research at the time, these piglets coulden't exist. It is still unclear how to such different species could breed. The piglets are still alive, and really do look like a mix between a babirusa and a pig.
      Taken in Copenhagen Zoo in 2007.
    • Writhedhornbill
      Any pictures of the Hybrids?
    • Toddy
      Just added three photos of the hybrids to the gallery :cool:
    • Swedish Zoo Fan
      What will happen with the babirusas when the new elephant house opens??
    • Toddy
      I'm not sure... Maybe they will keep their current enclosure in the old elephant house, or maybe they will be housed elsewhere in the zoo.
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