Pot-Bellied Pig

Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig
Sus scrofa scrofa

Conservation Status: Domesticated
Breed Origin: Traced back to Eurasia more than 40,000 years ago
Size: ~1.5 feet high, 3 feet long; 70-175 pounds
Diet: Leaves, stems, roots, fruit, flowers, insects
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Human Uses: Companionship, meat

The distinguishing feature of pot-bellied pigs is their plump bellies. While most pigs are social, mature boars are typically solitary. Pigs in human care can form bonds with people and other animals. Before adopting any pet, be sure to do your research and check your local ordinances!

Fun Facts!

  • Pigs symbolize happiness, satisfaction, and wealth in traditional paintings of Vietnamese culture! 
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