Prospect Park

Prospect Park Zoo debuts tiny, adorable Juliana pigs

August 6, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The three pigs making their public debut at the Prospect Park Zoo are siblings. Photo: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Three Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus) are making their public debut at Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo.

The young trio, two males and one female, are siblings. Their arrival is a first for the Prospect Park Zoo which has not previously exhibited pigs.

Juliana pigs are surprising in stature. They are the smallest breed of miniature pig, weighing less than 65 pounds as adults — a fraction of what a standard-sized breed would weigh. With their colorful spots, Juliana pigs are also known as miniature painted pigs.

Juliana pigs are known for their wonderful temperaments, curiosity and intelligence.

At Prospect Park Zoo, the new pigs are on exhibit alongside goats, sheep, chickens and other domestic animals in the barn area.

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.   

 

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