Photo by Jackie Schweigerdt, Mammal Keeper
By Allison Liu, Bird Keeper
Monday, March 1 is National Pig Day! Here at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens we have three species of wild pigs in the family Suidae that will be celebrated.
The first pigs you might see at our Zoo are the warthogs. Warthogs get their name from the thick protective pads (or “warts”) that appear on both sides of their head. These are used to defend their faces when they’re in rival ...