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Printing and Framing Pig Prints (Artwork) for Your Home or Office

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Pig Prints

Young pig name: piglet, shoat/shote (a young, just weaned pig), gilt (female

Female pig: sow

Male pig: boar

A group of pigs is called: herd, drove, mob, drift, litter, sounder

Pig classification: porcine, suilline

Pig class: Mammal

Pigs, also called hogs or swine, are a genus of even-toed ungulates within the family Suidae. The name pig, hog, or swine most commonly refers to the Domestic pig (Sus domestica) in everyday parlance, but technically encompasses several distinct species, including the Wild Boar. With around 2 billion on the planet, domestic pigs are also by far the most numerous pig species. Pigs are omnivores, and despite their reputation for gluttony, they are generally social and intelligent animals.

A pig has a snout for a nose, small eyes, and a small tail, which may be curly, kinked, or straight. It has a thick body, short legs, and coarse hair. There are four toes on each foot, with the two large middle toes used for walking.

Pigs are omnivores, which means that they consume both plants and animals. Pigs will scavenge and have been known to eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, tree bark, rotting carcasses, garbage, and even other pigs. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits and flowers. Occasionally while in captivity, pigs may eat their own young if they become severely stressed. A typical pig has a large head with a long snout which is strengthened by a special bone called the prenasal bone and by a disk of cartilage in the tip. The snout is used to dig into the soil to find food and is a very sensitive sense organ.

Pigs have a full set of 44 teeth. The canine teeth, called tusks, grow continually and are sharpened by the lowers and uppers rubbing against each other.

Pigs that are allowed to forage may be watched by swineherds. Because of their foraging abilities and excellent sense of smell, they are used to find truffles in many European countries. Domesticated pigs are commonly raised as livestock by farmers for meat (called pork), as well as for leather. Their bristly hairs are also used for brushes. Some breeds of pigs, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig, are kept as pets.

Breeding occurs throughout the year in the tropics, but births peak around rainy seasons. A female pig can become pregnant at around 8-18 months of age. She will then go into estrus every 21 days if not bred. Male pigs become sexually active at 8-10 months of age. A litter of piglets typically contains between 6 and 12 piglets. After the young are weaned, two or more families may come together until the next mating season.

Pigs do not have functional sweat glands, so pigs cool themselves using water or mud during hot weather. They also use mud as a form of sunscreen to protect their skin from sunburn. Mud also provides protection against flies and parasites.

The Pygmy Hog is now in the monotypic genus Porcula again


Pig Trivia

What do you call a baby pig?
Answer: A baby pig is called a piglet, shoat/shote (a young, just weaned pig), gilt (female.

What do you call a female pig?
Answer: A female pig is called a sow.

What do you call a male pig?
Answer: A male pig is called a boar.

What do you call a group of pigs?
Answer: A group of pigs are called a herd, drove, mob, drift, litter, sounder.

Question: What is the scientific classification of a pig?
Answer: A pig has the scientific classification of porcine, suilline.

Question: What class is a pig in?
Answer: A pig is in the mammal class.





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