interesting pig facts

November 10, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

Pigs were domesticated around 7,000 BC. They were the first animals to ever be used domestically.

A pig can run a 7 minute mile.

The scream of a frightened pig can measure 115 decibels.

A female pig is called a sow, while the male is called boar. The baby of a pig is called piglet.

A full grown pig can drink up to 14 gallons of water a day.

Pigs are also fantastic swimmers, which is quite surprising considering the structure of their bodies.

The most amount of piglets born in a single litter was 34.

Pigs are the only mammals that exist in every part of the world.

Pigs can live up to 15 years they have an acute sense of smell, excellent hearing and eyesight.

Eight major pig breeds are commonly used for breeding in the United States:Berkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Poland China, Spot, Chester White, Landrance, and Yorkshire.

A pig can’t look up at the sky.

Pigs don’t sweat.

Pigs are often regarded by scientists as being the most intelligent of livestock.

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