Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig
Scientific Name: Sus scrofa scrofa
Habitat: The Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is a domesticated breed of pig native to Vietnam.
Diet: Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs subside on roots, veggies, nuts, seeds, berries, insects, and even small animals.
Size: 1.1 to 1.8 foot high / 3 feet long
Weight: 105 to 150 pounds
Lifespan: 14 to 21 years
I.U.C.N. Conservation Status:
What does this mean?
Endangered – a species determined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) to possess a very high risk of extinction as a result of rapid population declines of 50 to more than 70 percent over the previous 10 years (or three generations), a current population size of fewer than 250 individuals, or other factors.
Our Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pigs:
Bacon (Male) – Born September 1, 2017
Piggy Sue (Female) – Born March 13, 2009
About Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pigs:
Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are a native swine of Southeast Asia and since the 1980s have been imported into the United States as pets. In the wild, these pigs tend to form herds of considerable numbers. While in these herds, the pigs communicate with a variety of squeaks, grunts, gurgles, sneezes, and other sounds.
Did You Know?!
- Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs’ skin lacks hair, so they are very sensitive to the sun. In the wild, they wallow in the mud to stay cool and protect their skin.
- Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs use their snouts to forage for food! See if you can spot our pigs digging in the dirt with their nose!
- Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs have poor vision but excellent senses of smell and hearing.