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Native to United States
Primary Diet Chopped hay, pellets, and produce including green beans, carrots, tomatoes, pears, apples, grapes and romaine lettuce

American Guinea Hog

Despite their name, American Guinea hogs are native to the United States. After seeing their population decline throughout the early part of the twentieth century, American Guinea hog populations have increased in recent decades, as many new herds have been established throughout small farms. Pigs are curious and intelligent animals, and our Guinea hog receives boxes and plastic toys for enrichment, giving her something to explore and interact with in her habitat. Sometimes zookeepers will put food in the boxes too, so she has to forage for it like she would in the wild.

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