Though pot-bellied pigs are tiny when first born, this breed of pig are about the size of a medium or large-breed dog and reach up to 200 pounds!  They also have a snout that is composed of cartilage which provides the pig with an excellent digging tool and allows them to rut and forage. The pot-bellied pig is also extremely intelligent, some have even been trained to perform tricks.

Did You Know?

True pot-bellied pigs do not have corkscrew tails! This species of pig has a straight tail— if the tail is curly, it shows that it isn’t full-bred.

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Suidae
  • Genus: Sus
  • Species: S. Scrofa
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