Zoo Atlanta welcomes 3 baby warthogs

ATLANTA — Zoo Atlanta has three adorable new family members: A litter of three baby warthogs.

The baby Pumbaas were born to the zoo’s resident warthogs, Eleanor and Hamlet, on April 13. All three are girls.

The piglet triplets are the first offspring for the happy couple. They are not yet visible to visitors and will continue to bond with Mom behind-the-scenes before they meet their father.

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“The piglets are the first to be born at Zoo Atlanta since the birth of Eleanor’s own litter to late parents Shirley and Vern in 2014,” the Zoo wrote. “A relative newcomer to the Zoo himself, Hamlet arrived in October 2020 as a companion for Eleanor.”

Warthogs are native to sub-Saharan Africa. Wild warthog populations are widespread, but their populations are in decline due to drought, desertification and human-caused habitat loss.

Zoo Atlanta will provide an update for when the baby warthogs will be introduced to the public.

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