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Queens Zoo Debuts Rare Pigs



    Queens Zoo Debuts Rare Pigs
    Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

    The Queens Zoo has publicly debuted three rare pigs.

    The trio of mulefoot hogs -- a breed of domestic pig classified by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy as critically rare -- are now on display at the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows. 

    The mulefoot is different from other pig breeds in that they have single non-cloves hooves that resemble  those of a mule, zoo officials said. They're rare because they are no longer commonly bred by farmers.

    The female pigs at the zoo have coarse black coats typical of the breed. 

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