Welcome to Broinklyn: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is debuting a trio of tiny Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus). Also known as miniature painted pigs, they’re the smallest breed of pig–adults weigh in at just 65 pounds. The zoo expects the piggies–two sisters and a brother–will have “wonderful temperaments, curiosity and intelligence.” A video of the pigs sniffing around wonderfully and curiously and intelligently confirms this. They’re the first pigs the Prospect Park Zoo has ever exhibited, and they’ll be joining sheep, goats, chickens, alpacas, and other farm friends in the Barn and Garden section. We sort of hope one escapes and goes on a Babe: Pig in the City adventure.
See the Juliana pigs in action here.
If you want to go see the pigs: The zoo is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, and free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays, April through October. From November through March, the zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Ave. in Prospect Park.
[via The New York Times]