Zoo Zone Dinner?

September 26, 2001

Feisty hogs

These pigs are descendants of Spanish pigs

that were left on an island off Georgia by explorers to use as food for future expeditions. Their coloration ranges from black to spotted red and tan.

what's for

Roots, grass

and berries.

do you KNOW?

What are these hogs best known for?

Answer: Ossabaw hogs have an aggressive nature and tough attitude.

learn MORE!

Visit the Ossabaw Island hog in the farmyard at the Baltimore Zoo.

Read Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.


1. Females are pregnant for 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.

2. These hogs develop extensive fat reserves that help them survive when food is scarce.

3. They have been the only pigs on Ossabaw Island for approximately 500 years!


Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.