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Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)
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Gallery: New Year's arrivals at Dublin Zoo

Feast your eyes on these cute critters…

DUBLIN ZOO’S Family Farm has been welcoming a host of new arrivals in the New Year.

The farm’s Tamworth pig Rosie gave birth to a litter of ten piglets last week. In the early days, the five males and five females stuck close to Rosie, but the Zoo says they’ve been getting braver (and bolder) by the day.

Family Farm team leader Eddie O’Brien said that the piglets “are full of beans” and are all healthy and making good progress.

A male Friesian calf was born at the farm yesterday and was suckling within three hours.

The Zoo’s Family Farm is a joint partnership between Dublin Zoo and Agri Aware. Check out the latest arrivals here:

Gallery: New Year's arrivals at Dublin Zoo
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  • Wheeeeee!!!

    Rosie, the Tamworth pig, welcomed an energetic litter of five males and five females to Dublin Zoo last week. (Image: Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)
  • Posers

    Piglets pose for their portrait. (Image: Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)
  • Kiss kiss

    (Image: Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)
  • Bella's babe

  • Little star

    The calf is jet black except for a white star on his forehead and four white socks. (Image: Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)
  • Up and at 'em

    A little calf's first steps... (Image: Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)
  • Chow time

    The new arrival gets a few lunch tips for later. (Image: Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)
  • Cheeky!

    (Image: Patrick Bolger Photography 2012)

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