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Wallaroo Station Animal Fact Sheet
DOMESTIC PIG
Sus scrofa domesticus

Range:
Found in the domesticated state around the world. Several hundred different breeds of pig exist around the world today. Because they are valued for meat and other products, domestic pigs are thriving. However, some wild relatives, including the Babirusa and Visayan warty pig are endangered.


Habitat: Now domesticated and worldwide in distribution
Diet: Pigs are omnivores, eating plants and animals. Their snouts are well suited to rooting for food scraps, roots, nuts, and insects. Domestic pigs on farms eat feed rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. All pigs like water, drinking up to 8-10 gallons daily.
Status: N/A
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: Varies by breed.
Weight: 450-500 lbs
Lifespan: Average 9-15 years
Reproduction Average 8-12 piglets per litter.

 

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