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Porcula!

There are only 150 of these tiny subcontinental pigs left in the world, so Today’s Endangered All-Star, the Pygmy Hog, could really use your help. Found only in the Indian state of Assam, in Manas National Park, this diminutive porker has lost ground due to destruction of habitat for tea plantations and other forms of agriculture. The subject of much research into captive-breeding: For thirty years, the Gerald Durrell Wildlife Trust has been working in the region, establishing a captive-breeding center. Successfully raising 70 hogs by 2002, the center released a group into the wilds of the Sonai Rupai wildlife sanctuary in 2008. According to this BBC report, the hogs are said to be “thriving”: Be sure to watch the video.
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