At the Detroit Zoo
Piglets Daphne and Violet were born in April 2013. Their mother, Lilith, and her twin sister, Rebecca, are named for characters from the television series "Cheers". Daphne is named for a character from the sitcom's spin-off "Frasier". The father is Linus, whose namesake is a character from the "Peanuts" comic strip, as is Violet's. Lilith is the smallest of the adults – which accounts for her lower social status in the group – although she is very protective of her young. Linus and Rebecca are the more dominant warthogs due to their larger size. Daphne and Violet are described as rambunctious, often chasing each other around while nipping at one another's tail and ears. The warthogs share their African Grasslands habitat near the Africa Train Station.
Scientific name: Phacochoerus africanus
A warthog can go without water during Africa's dry season (which can last for several months).