Pigs, or swine, are medium-sized animals in the family Suidae with a typically stocky barrel-like body with thick, sparsely haired skin and a mobile snout. Suidae are social, companionable, highly intelligent (considered to be more intelligent than dogs), creatures that love mud baths and foraging. Suidae are omnivores and feed on fungi, roots, fruit, earthworms, and more.

Female suidae and their young will typically travel together, while the males are more solitary. Litter sizes for females can range from one to twelve which the female suid will give birth to in grass, or similar, den that the young are able to leave in about 10 days. Suidae display sexual dimorphism, and the males are usually significantly larger than the females.

What is a group of swine called?

What a group of swine is called depends on the ages of the swine. A young group of swine is called a drift, drove, or littler. A group of older pigs can be called a sounder of swine, a team of hogs, a passel of hogs, or a singular of boars.

What do pigs eat?

Pigs are omnivores meaning they feed on both plants and meats. Wild pigs typically eat flowers, fruits, leaves, grass, roots, mushrooms, tree bark. They also eat garbage, worms, dead insects, and carcasses. Domesticated pigs eat farm grains like corn, oats, barley, and wheat. They also eat soybean meal, hay, and vegetables.

What is the meaning of “when pigs fly”?

The meaning of the phrase “when pigs fly” is that something is not likely to happen at all. The phrase most likely originated in either Germany or Scotland since there are various examples of the expression being used to describe an occurrence that is not physically possible.

Pigs

Domestic Pig
6-10 years (farm); 15-20 years (pet)
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Miniature Pig
5 years (typical); 12-18 years (captivity)
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Red River Hog
10-12 years (wild); 15-20 years (captivity)
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Wild Boar
10-14 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
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Warthog
15-18 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
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Giant Forest Hog
5 years average (wild); 15-20 years (captivity)
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Yorkshire Pig
6-10 years (farm); 15-20 years (pet)
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North Sulawesi Babirusa
Up to 20 years (wild); up to 24 years (captivity)
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North Sulawesi Babirusa
Comparison illustration of the size of a North Sulawesi Babirusa to a typical person

The North Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) is a pig-like mammal from Sulawesi and several of the neighboring islands of Indonesia. They are definied by their prominent double sets of wide tusks of canine teeth. The top of the snout is crossed by the tusks which curve back towards the forehead. The North Sulawesi Babirusa is virtually hairless, which reveals its gray skin.

In males, the upper canines are relatively long and thick but in females, their canines hardly protrude and curve. North Sulawesi Babirusas live in the center of tropical forests and canebrakes and the river and lakeshores. Since the North Sulawesi Babirusa is hairless, their mottled-gray and brown skin acts as camouflage.

North Sulawesi Babirusas have a height between 23”-26” (58-66 cm), body length of 33”-43” (85-110 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 100-220 lb (45-100 kg). The lifespan of a North Sulawesi Babirusa is up to 20 years in the wild and up to 24 years when held in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the North Sulawesi Babirusa
The North Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) is a pig-like mammal from Sulawesi and several of the neighboring islands of Indonesia. They are definied by their prominent double sets of wide tusks of canine teeth. The top of the snout is crossed by tusks which curve back towards the forehead.

North Sulawesi Babirusas have a height between 23”-26” (58-66 cm), body length of 33”-43” (85-110 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 100-220 lb (45-100 kg). The lifespan of a North Sulawesi Babirusa is up to 20 years in the wild and up to 24 years when held in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the North Sulawesi Babirusa
North Sulawesi Babirusa
Height:
23”-26” | 58-66 cm
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Length:
33”-43” | 85-110 cm
Depth:
Weight:
100-220 lb | 45-100 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Babyrousa celebensis
Lifespan
Up to 20 years (wild); up to 24 years (captivity)

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North Sulawesi Babirusa side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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Miniature Pig
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Miniature Pig compared to an average person

The Miniature Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is a breed of domestic pig that was first introduced as a research animal. Working with a large 500 lb (227 kg) pig was not ideal for researchers, thus the Miniature Pig was born.

The Miniature Pig is the 3rd smartest animal, right behind the Chimpanzee and Dolphin, this makes them great house pets because they can easily learn new tricks and tasks like going out to the bathroom or being a comfort animal. Appearances can vary depending on the breed of pig, but a Miniature Pig can be pink, grey, or even black with certain spotting or marks along their face or body.

Miniature Pigs have a height between 14”-20” (36-51 cm), body length of 22”-32” (56-130 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 50-200 lb (23-90 kg). The lifespan of a Miniature Pig is typically 5 years, but the breed can live up to 12-18 years if cared for properly.

Collection of scaled drawings of Miniature Pig in various poses
The Miniature Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is a breed of domestic pig that was first introduced as a research animal. Working with a 500 lb (227 kg) pig was not ideal for researchers, thus the Miniature Pig was born. The Miniature Pig is the 3rd smartest animal, behind the Chimpanzee and Dolphin.

Miniature Pigs have a height between 14”-20” (36-51 cm), body length of 22”-32” (56-130 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 50-200 lb (23-90 kg). The lifespan of a Miniature Pig is typically 5 years, but the breed can live up to 12-18 years if cared for properly.

Collection of scaled drawings of Miniature Pig in various poses
Miniature Pig
Height:
14”-20” | 36-51 cm
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Length:
22”-32” | 56-130 cm
Depth:
Weight:
50-200 lb | 23-90 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Sus scrofa domesticus
Lifespan
5 years (typical); 12-18 years (captivity)

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Miniature Pig side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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Giant Forest Hog
Comparison illustration of the size of a Giant Forest Hog to a typical person

Considered the largest wild member in the pig (Suidae) family, the Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni) has a large hair-covered body that thins out with age. Thebody of the Giant Forest Hog surface is mainly black, but the hair closest to the skin is brown or orange. Their ears are wide and pointed and the male's tusks can reach 14 inches (36 cm) in length.

In Western and Central Africa, Giant Forest Hogs are mostly confined to the forests of Guinea and Congo. Usually, Giant Forest Hogs are nocturnal, but they are seen more often during daylight hours in cold periods. In regions protected against humans, they may also be adventurous and often travel up to 8 miles (12.9 km).

Giant Forest Hogs have a height between 2’6”-3’7” (76-110 cm), body length of 4’3”-6’11” (130-210 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 220-600 lb (100-275 kg). The lifespan of a Giant Forest Hog is typically 5 years in the wild and 15-20 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Giant Forest Hog
Considered the largest wild member in the pig (Suidae) family, the Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni) has a large hair-covered body that thins out with age. Thebody of the Giant Forest Hog surface is mainly black, but the hair closest to the skin is brown or orange.

Giant Forest Hogs have a height between 2’6”-3’7” (76-110 cm), body length of 4’3”-6’11” (130-210 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 220-600 lb (100-275 kg). The lifespan of a Giant Forest Hog is typically 5 years in the wild and 15-20 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Giant Forest Hog
Giant Forest Hog
Height:
2’6”-3’7” | 76-110 cm
Width:
Length:
4’3”-6’11” | 130-210 cm
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Weight:
220-600 lb | 100-275 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
Lifespan
5 years average (wild); 15-20 years (captivity)

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Giant Forest Hog side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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Yorkshire Pig
Comparison illustration of the size of a Yorkshire Pig to a typical person

The Yorkshire Pig is one of the most popular breeds of domestic pigs used primarily for farming purposes. Yorkshire Pigs are colored lightly pink, almost like a white pig from afar. They have slightly tapered faces and straight noses. Furthermore, their tails gently curl, giving the swine a nearly whimsical appearance.

Yorkshire Pigs are bred as big pigs, in order to produce both well-textured bacon and slimmer meat cuts. Because of their large size, they are not suitable for small fields, but they will be content if they have enough room to run around. The Yorkshire Pig needs a little more room than other pig types, but they make a natural choice for most farmers due to their good characteristics.

Yorkshire Pigs have a height between 2’9”-3’ (84-91 cm), body length of 5’6”-6’6” (168-198 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 450-750 lb (204-340 kg). The lifespan of a Yorkshire Pig is typically 6-10 years on a farm or up to 15-20 years if kept as a pet.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Yorkshire Pig
The Yorkshire Pig is one of the most popular breeds of domestic pigs used primarily for farming purposes. Yorkshire Pigs are colored lightly pink, almost like a white pig from afar. They have slightly tapered faces and straight noses. Their tails feature a gentle whimsical curl.

Yorkshire Pigs have a height between 2’9”-3’ (84-91 cm), body length of 5’6”-6’6” (168-198 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 450-750 lb (204-340 kg). The lifespan of a Yorkshire Pig is typically 6-10 years on a farm or up to 15-20 years if kept as a pet.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Yorkshire Pig
Yorkshire Pig
Height:
2’9”-3’ | 84-91 cm
Width:
Length:
5’6”-6’6” | 168-198 cm
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Weight:
450-750 lb | 204-340 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Sus scrofa domesticus
Lifespan
6-10 years (farm); 15-20 years (pet)

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Yorkshire Pig side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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Common Warthog
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Common Warthog compared to an average person

Common Warthogs are medium-sized wild pigs with a large head that is accompanied by large tusks that can grow up to 25 inches (63.5 cm). Having those large tusks helps the warthog defend itself from its larger prey.

Warthogs have bristly black hair covering their black and/or brown skin. They are also omnivores but mainly stick to a plant-based diet since they only eat meat if they need too. Warthogs can be found all over Africa as they are not territorial and travel to find their suitable home. Warthogs are not the prettiest animal, but they are one of the smartest in Africa.

Common Warthogs have a height between 25”-33” (64-84 cm), body length of 36”-60” (91-152 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 120-250 lb (55-110 k)g. The lifespan of a Common Warthog is typically 15-18 years in the wild, or up to 20 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Common Warthog
Common Warthogs are medium-sized wild pigs with a large head that is accompanied by large tusks that can grow up to 25 inches (63.5 cm). Having those large tusks helps the warthog defend itself from its larger prey. Warthogs have bristly black hair covering their black and/or brown skin.

Common Warthogs have a height between 25”-33” (64-84 cm), body length of 36”-60” (91-152 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 120-250 lb (55-110 k)g. The lifespan of a Common Warthog is typically 15-18 years in the wild, or up to 20 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Common Warthog
Common Warthog
Height:
25”-33” | 64-84 cm
Width:
Length:
36”-60” | 91-152 cm
Depth:
Weight:
120-250 lb | 55-110 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Phacochoerus africanus
Lifespan
15-18 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Common Warthog side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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