(Sus scrofa domesticus)

Origin– The domestic pig originates from the Eurasian wild boar

Family– Suidae

Lifespan– 10-15 years

Diet– Pigs are omnivores, primarily eating leaves, grass, fruit, flowers and insect such as grubs and worms in the wild. In captivity they can be fed vegetables and supplemented with pig meal

DescriptionРThe domestic pig is a large even- toed ungulate weighing between 350-450kg.  There are hundreds of breeds of pigs around the world with a wide variety of colours. Pigs do not sweat, so they wallow in mud to cool their bodies. The mud also protects a pig from insect bites. Pigs are very clean animals and will keep their toilet well away from where they eat. Pigs have a great sense of smell and their snout is an important foraging tool.

Gestation-3months, 3weeks and 3 days (114 days) producing up to 15 piglets