While almost every farm has them, not many people know a lot about pigs. Below we compiled 30 fun and interesting facts about pigs that will get you up to date on everything that you should know about them.
Pigs constantly communicate with one another.
Newborn piglets recognize their own names and even learn to run to their mothers’ voices. This is because the mothers’ sing to their young while they’re still nursing.
In their natural habitat, pigs can spend hours playing, exploring, and even sunbathing.
Pigs don’t eat quickly, they prefer to eat slowly and savor their food.
Pigs don’t sweat, they prefer to roll around in water or mud to keep cool.
Pigs are very smart animals.
They are extremely curious about their environment and are known to being smarter than young human children.
Pigs have an amazing sense of smell. The large round disk of cartilage at the tip of their snout is connected to the muscle that gives it extra flexibility and strength for rooting in the ground.
An adult pig can run up to 11 miles per hour.
There are currently about 2 billion pigs on the planet.
Pigs drink up to 14 gallons of water every single day.
Pigs have 4 toes on each foot but they only walk on 2.
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