Pot-Bellied Pig

No. 266029

by Safari Ltd
$9.99USD

Considerably smaller than most farm pigs native to America and Europe, the pot-bellied pig is a domesticated species of pig that originates from Vietnam. Their name comes from their hanging belly, which is a result of their unusually long frame.

  • Scientific Name: Sus scrofa domesticus
  • Characteristics: Pigs are very smart, and are sometimes compared to apes and dolphins in terms of their cognizant abilities. Their natural intelligence is reflected in the bright eyes of this hand painted and professionally sculpted figurine!
  • Size and Color: 5.25 inches long and 3.25 inches tall, our pot-bellied pig model is a touch larger than a soda can on its side. Pot-bellied pigs can come in many different colors based on their heritage, although they are often light gray or white with black sections. The Pot-Bellied Pig is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    One of the most common farm animals around the world, pigs have been domesticated since around 13,000 B.C. The genus Sus contains many of the most well-known pig species, the pot-bellied pig included. Because pot-bellied pigs descended from boars like many other pig species, they are often able to interbreed with other types of domesticated pigs. In fact, many groups of pot-bellied pigs are genetically dissimilar from one another, simply because they’ve bred with other pig species over the years.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 13.25 L x 8.25 H
    • Size in inches: 5.22 L x 3.25 H
    • Scale: 1:3
    • UPC: 095866000134
    Present Status Pigs are highly intelligent, ranked behind only apes, whales, and dolphins in the animal world. They are also highly social and form large family groups with a distinct hierarchy.