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Tamworth Pig

Scientific name: Sus scrofa domesticus

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The Tamworth pig is a domesticated pig, believed to have descended from the Eurasian wild boar (sus scrofa).

This breed of pig originates from Tamworth, Staffordshire. The Tamworth is one of the oldest breeds of pig and is recognisable due to its distinctive ginger-coloured hair. The Tamworth is a very hardy breed and is well-adapted to colder climates.

The female gives birth to between 6-10 piglets after a gestation period of 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.

There are around 1 billion pigs in the world, most of which are farmed for their meat. It is believed that pork is the most widely-eaten meat in the world.

  1. Size Fact

    Full-grown sows can weigh up to 300kg.

  2. Food Fact

    Pigs ore omnivores they like to eat vegetables, grains, eggs and will root through the soil to find tasty bugs!

  3. Fun Fact

    In the Chinese Zodiac calendar, pigs represent fortune, honesty, happiness and virility.

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