Happy First Birthday, piggies!

There will be lots of noise coming from the farm barn today as keepers throw a first birthday party for seven excited micropigs!

Septuplets, Little Ernie, Hamm, Chuck, Brian, Wilba, Dolly and Jemima, are now the same size as their parents – mum Poppy and dad Harley – and definitely don’t look very micro any more!

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Trainee keeper, Clare Westwood, pictured above, said: “We can’t believe they are a year-old already.

“They are all fully grown now and some visitors are still shocked when they realise micropigs don’t stay tiny forever!

“We’ll be celebrating their birthdays by giving them individual presents – boxes filled with pig nuts, carrots, bananas and apple pieces. They will love destroying them and their squeals of delight will probably be heard all over the zoo!”