Pigs Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Pigs? Below you can discover eighteen curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

Quick pigs info box

  • Life span: 10 and 20 years
  • Where he lives (living environment): Households
  • Scientific name: Sus scrofa domesticus
  • What eats (main food): Corn, soybean, roots, seeds, leaves (anything)
  • Predators (those who hunt / eat this animal): People, wolves, bears
  • Diet / Category: Omnivore / Mammal
  • On which continents are found: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, Europe.

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Pigs communicate constantly with each other, and more than 20 different vocalisations have been identified
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Pigs are easily trained to walk on a leash, use a litter box and do tricks. When they are trained piglets can learn their names by two to three weeks of age and respond when called and can learn tricks faster than dogs.
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They may be indiscriminate eaters, but pigs are also highly intelligent and incredibly social animals. When kept in a group they will snuggle close to one another, and prefer to sleep nose-to-nose.
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The pig is the last of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. The pig is seen to represent, fortune, honesty, happiness and virility.
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In Denmark, there are twice as many pigs as there are people.
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China has the most domesticated pigs in the world! The United States is the second.
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The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named "Big Bill’". He weighed a portly 2,552 lbs and was so large that he dragged his belly on the ground. He had a shoulder height of 5 feet and a length of 9 feet.
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Pigs are actually very similar to humans and their genetic makeup is very close to ours. Because of this, stem cells from pigs are used by scientists and researchers to find cures for human diseases.
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The smallest breed of pig is the Mini Maialino. Pigs of this breed average only 20 pounds at maturity.
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Pigs have hardly any sweat glands, and one of the best ways for them to cool down is to wallow in all of that glorious mud.
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There are around 2 billion pigs in the world.
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Pigs appear to have a good sense of direction and have found their way home over great distances.
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Pigs drink up to 14 gallons of water every day.
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Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.
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Insulin and more than 40 other pharmaceuticals and medicines are derived from pig products.
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Newborn piglets recognize their own names and even learn to run to their mothers voices. This is because the mothers sing to their young while they’re still nursing.
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Contrary to popular belief, pigs are actually clean animals. If they’re given sufficient space, they will be careful not to soil the area where they sleep or eat
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Pork is the most consumed meat around the world. Pork has 3 times as much thiamine than any other food.

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