BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Gladys Porter Zoo is welcoming two never before seen animals to their exhibit. The two male warthogs, “Leonardo” and “Rollo”, came from the Indianapolis Zoo. They made their way to the Rio Grande Valley making them the first ever warthogs to join the zoo.
These animals are intelligent and adapt to their environment quickly. They’re native to Sub-Saharan Africa and will typically eat roots, grasses, and occasionally meat. Warthogs can run up to 30 miles per hour and use their face bumps and sharp tusks for self-defense.