Pig

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.

Read more about Pig:  Description and Behaviour, Distribution and Evolution, Diet and Foraging, Relationship With Humans, Species, Domestic Pigs, Cultural and Religious Reference To Pigs, Environmental Impacts, Health Issues

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Monster Pig - Controversies - Domestic Versus Feral
... after the story hit the press, the truth about the origins of the pig were revealed ... Four days before "Monster Pig" was shot, he lived on a nearby farm, a domesticated, part Duroc hog named "Fred." The owners, Rhonda and Phil Blissitt ... Previous stories reported that the pig had escaped domestication, however the Blissits in fact sold the pig to the game preserve, and he was released on the ...
Black Pig's Dyke
... The Black Pig's Dyke (Irish Claí na Muice Duibhe) or Worm's Ditch (Irish Claí na Péiste) is a series of discontinuous linear earthworks in southwest ... Similar earthworks can be found throughout Ireland, although the Black Pig's Dyke is the most well-known ...
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Monster Pig
... Monster Pig (or Pigzilla) was a controversial 2007 story that initially ran in the news media as a report (and a series of accompanying photographs) of an eleven-year-old boy shooting a giant feral pig ... The pig was claimed to have been shot during a hunt on May 3, 2007 by an eleven-year-old boy named Jamison Stone ... were no independent witnesses), the pig weighed 1,051 pounds (477 kg) and 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m) in length ...
Pig - Health Issues
... Pigs can harbour a range of parasites and diseases that can be transmitted to humans ... Pigs are also known to host large concentrations of parasitic ascarid worms in their digestive tract ... Pigs are susceptible to bronchitis and pneumonia ...

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