Wildlife World Zoo

Wiggly Warthoglets in Arizona Zoo's Nursery

There's a lot of activity In the nursery of Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo. Among the bevy of beastly babies is a quartet of very young Warthog piglets. Photographed earlier this month by Arizona reader Nicki Miller, the hoglets look harmless now (and likely will remain that way!) but they will grows tusks of up to 9 inches long. Their wild cousins use these chompers for digging, for combat with other hogs, and in defence against predators.



Photo Credits: Nicki Miller

Lounging Lioness at Litchfield's Wildlife World Zoo

Litchfield Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium welcomes its first new lioness in nearly two decades. The 9-week-old female arrived recently from a facility in Ohio and seems to have settled into the new nursery. Like other large cat species, lion cubs grow in size quickly as they transition from an entirely milk diet to one with meat. In a few weeks, the still-unnamed lioness will be moved to a large outdoor display.



Photo credits: The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium