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Pig

A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the even-toed ungulate family Suidae. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog. Pigs, like all suids, are native to the Eurasian and African continents. Juvenile pigs are known as piglets. Pigs are highly social and intelligent animals.

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So adorable!!!!

Contributed by Maddy Hunt

Rudy Wears A Hat

Rudy is my pot belly pig. He enjoys eating, playing in mud, and occasionally wearing a hat.

Contributed by Michaila Riley

and you thought that pigs could only smile in the cartoons!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Big Pig

Some people choose elegant creatures to be their favorites. My brother on the other hand has chosen this beauty. "If I had a patronus, this would be it." He says. :)

Contributed by Claire Robinson

Bigs are Dogs!

I adore my pigs, no matter how massive they get. If you rub their belly they roll over...

Contributed by Jacqueline Elder

I have always wanted a pig and this video is just the reason why!

Contributed by Nathalia Castro

...because their bodies are designed for them to eat food from off the ground!

Contributed by Kathy Guo

He's just so round and small and cute, my heart just melted

Contributed by Jordan Griffin

Gloucestershire Old Spot piglets

Gloucestershire Old Spots are a type of heritage breed. They originally came from England and were called Orchard hogs because they would graze in the orchards. Pigs actually are very clean animals, contrary to what many people believe. This breed of pig is very hardy, great mothers, and raise large litters. These are three piglets that we raised here on our farm.

Contributed by Sarah Dell Mann

Mother pigs sing lullabies to their young to get them to sleep. This humanistic trait is not only endearing, but further displays the high intelligence inhabited by a pig.

Contributed by Meagan Louise Kreycik

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