On January 31, 2014 Audubon Zoo welcomed the birth of twins—two new baby Babirusa! Clark and Addison, a brother and sister set, expanded the babirusa family and added a new level of activity for big sister, Fig, who was born at the Zoo in 2013. All three babirusa babies were born to parents Betty (from in St. Louis, MO) and Wrigley (born at Audubon Zoo).
Clark and Addison are an important addition to their family. Although babirusa are a protected species they are threatened in the wild due to illegal hunting and habitat loss. The word Babirusa means "pig-deer" in Malay, the language of the Babirusa's native home on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Babirusa may live far away, but you don't have to travel around the world to see them...you can find this active family of five at home in the Zoo's Asia exhibit.