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Pigs

A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig, its ancestor the wild boar, and several other wild relatives. Pigs are omnivores and are highly social and intelligent animals, they are actually more intelligent than most breeds of dogs!

Pigs were domesticated around 7,000 BC.They were the first animals to ever be used domestically. A domesticated pig has approximately 15,000 taste buds, which are more than any other mammal, including humans. Pigs are very clean animals. They go to the toilet in one particular area of their pen and never soil their living quarters.

Pigs are native to the Eurasian and African continents. With around 1 billion individuals alive at any time, the domesticated pig is one of the most numerous large mammals on the planet.

DID YOU KNOW? Juvenile pigs are called piglets.

Key Facts

Omnivores will eat anything.
Suidae
12 - 20 years
Domesticated pig from Europe.
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