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Pig Facts (source:www.starpoohonline.com/pigfacts/)

Article by Karartegirl99 posted over a year ago
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1.Pigs live on farms or in the wild. Pigs eat corn, potatoes, grains, etc

2.Pigs can not sweat because they have no sweat glands. They roll around in the mud to cool their skins.

3.Pigs are very intelligent and learn very quickly. They are the fourth smartest animals. Pigs are intelligent and have been placed fourth on the intelligence list (humans are first, primates are second, dolphins/whales are third and pigs are fourth).

4.A mother pig is called a sow, a father pig is called a boar and a baby pig is called a piglet. A whole group of pigs is called a herd.

5.Pigs are some of the cleanest animals around, refusing to mess anywhere near their living or eating areas when given a choice.

6.There are pigs on every continent except for Antarctica.

7.The largest pig 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.

8.Pigs are generally extremely intelligent. Some may learn tricks better than dogs.

9.A mother pig can give birth to 8 - 12 piglets in one litter, and she can have 2 litters in one year. One mother pig gave birth to 37 piglets at the same time!

10.The first book on pig raising was written in 3468 BC by Emperer Fo Hi of China.

11.Pigs live for 9 to 15 years.
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