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Pigs

Pigs

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.

Pigs snuggle very close to each other and prefer to sleep nose to nose. Like humans, they also dream.

In their natural habitat, pigs can spend hours playing, exploring, and even sunbathing.

Pigs have a very good sense of direction and are easily able to find their own way home from very far distances.

Pigs don’t eat quickly, they prefer to eat slowly and savor their food.

Contrary to popular belief, pigs are actually clean animals. If they’re given sufficient space, they will be careful not to soil the area where they sleep or eat.

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.

Wild pigs play an important role in managing ecosystems and maintaining biodiversity. Their rooting and disturbing of the soil, creates areas for new plant colonisation.

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.

Pigs have 15,000 taste buds, while humans have 9,000.

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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