GRIFFITH PARK -- The Los Angeles Zoo is debuting their latest addition, three baby red river hogs born at the park on April 22th.

The litter, one male and two females, is the fourth for the proud parents.

The piglets and their parents are currently exploring their exhibit, located in the Zoo’s Africa section.

“The piglets are being well taken care of by their parents,” said Curator of Mammals Jeff Holland.

“The father is very attentive to the piglets and will escort them around the enclosure and watch over them until mom is ready to feed them.”

At birth red river hogs weigh about two pounds.

When full grown, they’ll weigh between 120 and 264 pounds and reach three to five feet in length.

Males grow to be slightly larger than females and males have a large bony protuberance on each side of their snout.

One of the smallest species of pigs, red river hogs hail from sub-Saharan Africa.

These hogs are often described as the prettiest of the “wild swine,” with red hair, a black and white face mask and a white mane reaching from neck to tail.

Until about three months of age, piglets are brown with yellowish stripes.

This coloring serves as effective camouflage.

From roots, to farm grown crops, to wild fruit and vegetables, these hogs don’t have a discerning pallet.

The ultimate opportunistic eaters, they’ll seize the chance to feast on small birds, mammals and even amphibians.

Red river hogs are predominately nocturnal.

However, they will come out during the day when they are afforded protection from their enemies; among which are humans, leopards, lions, hyenas, eagles and rock pythons.

Red river hogs are good swimmers and fast runners.

They wallow in mud and are highly vocal animals that communicate incessantly with squeaks, squeals and grunts.