Temporal range: Early Pleistocene tae recent
|Bornean beardit pig at the Lunnon Zoo.|
A pig is ony o the ainimals in the genus Sus, within the even-taed ungulate faimily Suidae. Pigs include the domestic pig an its auncestor, the common Eurasie wild boar (Sus scrofa), alang wi ither species; relatit craiturs ootside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, an the warthog. Pigs, lik aw suids, are native tae the Eurasian an African continents. Juvenile pigs are kent as piglets. Pigs are heichly social an intelligent ainimals.
Wi aroond 1 billion individuals alive at any time, the domestic pig is amang the maist populous lairge mammals in the warld. Pigs are omnivores an can consume a wide range o fuid. Biologically, pigs are verra seemilar tae humans, sicweys are frequently uised for human medical resairch.
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