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National Pig Day 2023

Dates: 3/1/2023 - 3/1/2023
Times: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Come join the Zoo as we celebrate National Pig Day on March 1.  

National Pig Day is an event to honor the pig and was officially established in 1972 by Mary Lynen Rave and Ellen Stanley.  National Pig Day promotes awareness about pigs and highlights them as man’s most intelligent and domesticated livestock species.

Our activities for the day will include arts and crafts and a parade! All festivities will be near the Red River Hog exhibit.  The day will go like this:

Time: 10am-12pm

Piggy Planter Art Project:  We will use 2-liter bottles and repurpose them to be a planter designed to look like a pig. We will learn how to recycle and reuse items while saving them from trash.  We will also learn about pigs' diets- plants and plant material.

Want to do this activity at home?  Click here!

Pig Parade: 

Our parade will start just after the art project at the Red River Hogs and go to the Chacoan Peccary exhibit and back. To prepare for the parade, kids can create a headband with Red River Hog ears or a headband with Peccary ears!

Along the way, we will pretend to be these animals rooting around the ground and trotting like a pig!

Come to the Zoo for National Pig Day and get your oink- on!!



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