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Very rare — and fluffy — set of triplets born at the Los Angeles Zoo

A set of triplet Chacoan peccary babies were born on June 3 at the Los Angles Zoo, and made their official Twitter debut on Tuesday.

The extremely rare Chacoan peccary is usually found in Bolivia and Paraguay, ABC7 reports, and the animals are known for resembling pigs and being social. L.A. Zoo officials say there are less than 3,500 left in the wild, and they were actually thought to be extinct until some were found in the Chaco region of Paraguay in 1972.

Visitors to the L.A. Zoo can now see the babies on exhibit during regular zoo hours.