Detroit Zoo Welcomes New ‘Game of Thrones’ Warthog Piglets

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If anyone thought the Game of Thrones characters could take on animal form, well – the Detroit Zoo made it happen.

Just this past April, quintuplet warthog piglets named after Game of Thrones characters, were born and are now ready to make their grand debut.


(Photo: Detroit Zoo)

The piglets – females Daenerys, Sansa and Cersei, and males Tyrion and Hodor – can be seen in their habitat near the Africa Train Station.

Four of these rambunctious piglets are now pitter-pattering around the Detroit Zoo with the power of Kahleesi’s dragons. The fifth piglet, the smallest of the group, still needs to grow a little more and is being cared for behind the scenes until then. Let’s just say he needs to be kept behind the wall with the protection of the night’s watch.

This is the third warthog birth at the Detroit Zoo in three years for mother Lilith, 10, and father Linus, 5, bringing the Zoo’s sounder to 12. And if the HBO series tells us anything, these parents are going to have their hooves full taking care of this bunch.

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