The Toronto Zoo received more than 7,000 name
submissions and votes in the 'Cutest Naming Contest', with the winning names for
some of the Zoo's cutest animals rising to the top! Thank
you everyone who voted and chose our new names. We look forward to
seeing you soon at the Zoo!
The Babirusa Piglet
The Zoo's young female babirusa piglet was squishy, tiny and wrinkly when she was born on April 3, 2012, but is becoming more and more adventurous, and curious, as the days go on. She is timid and loves being close to her mother, however her curious nature wins over and she begins to explore. She likes to investigate and familiarize herself with her surroundings and greets zoo keepers by sniffing their boots and pants. Her days are spent running around until she tires herself out, playing hide and seek by burying herself in the hay and eating her favourite meals that include sweet potatoes, pears and apples.