Pot-bellied pig

Smaller than other species of pigs, the pot-bellied pig is aptly named due to its low hanging abdomen. Usually black, they can also be white or pink. 

Fast Facts

  • Pigs have poor eyesight, but excellent hearing and sense of smell.
  • They have sensitive skin and will wallow in mud to protect it and stay cool.
  • Pot-bellied pigs are social and prefer to live in herds. 

Scientific name

Sus scrofa
Range  Vietnam
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Omnivore
Zoo name(s) Dudley
Zoo location The Loop

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