Domestic Pig

Illustrations of a common domestic pig drawn from the side profile, front, and laying down positions

Domestic pigs, also referred to as swine or hogs, are stocky bodied hoofed animals that have developed for farming purposes as a subspecies of the wild boar. Raised around the world to provide valuable products for humans, Domestic Pigs are bred to be much larger than their ancestors in order to produce higher yields of meat (pork), lard, leather, glue, fertilizer, and samples for medical research. Naturally intelligent and social, Domestic Pigs are among the smartest of all domesticated animals and are often credited as being smarter than dogs.

The typical Domestic Pig has an overall height of 20”-38” (51-97 cm) and body length of 35"-71” (.9-1.8 m). An average Domestic Pig weighs between 300-700 lb (140-300 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 6-10 years on a farm or up to 15-20 years if kept as a pet.

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Height: 
20”-38” | 51-97 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
35”-71” | 90-180 cm
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Weight:
300-700 lb | 140-300 kg

Uses: Pork, lard, leather, glue, fertilizer, medicines

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Scientific Name:
Sus domesticus
Lifespan:
6-10 years (farm); 15-20 years (pet)

Properties

Drawings include:
Domestic Pig side elevation (standing), side (female farmer), front, side (laying down)

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