Say hello to Olive and Clover: Woodland Park Zoo’s newest warthog sisters

Say hello to Olive and Clover: Woodland Park Zoo’s newest warthog sisters
Left: Clover Right: Olive (Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo)

SEATTLE — Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo debuted new warthogs, Olive and Clover, last week.

The sisters, both 2 1/2 years old, came to Seattle from Jacksonville, Florida in late 2019.

Zoo officials said the sisters are slowly being introduced to Dennis, the 8-year-old resident warthog, and soon the three will be featured in the warthog exhibit together.

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“In nature, warthogs are quite social, so we hope it won’t be long before Olive, Clover and Dennis are sharing their habitat together—and maybe sharing their favorite snack of yams and pumpkin,” a spokesperson for the zoo said in a news release.

Common warthogs are native to grasslands, savannas and woodlands in sub-Saharan Africa.

Zoo officials said Dennis has been on his own since his sister, Martha, died last year.

Dennis is neutered; the zoo said there won’t be any breeding for the group.

If you see the three warthogs featured together you should be able to easily recognize Dennis as he is the biggest of the three.