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Learn about Pigs!

Pigs, also called hogs or swine, are ungulates which have been domesticated as sources of food, leather and similar products since ancient times. Their long association with humans has led to their considerable representation in cultural settings from paintings to proverbs.

They are native to Eurasia. Despite the pigs reputation for excessive eating and another reputation for dirtiness, a lesser known quality is their intelligence. The nearest living relatives of the swine family are the hoofed mammals.

A pig has a snout for a nose, small eyes and a small tail which may be curly, kinked or straight. The snout is used to dig into the soil to find food and is a very sensitive sense organ. Pigs have a full set of 44 teeth. The canine teeth, called tusks grow continually...

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