Pot-Bellied Pig

No. 266029

by Safari Ltd

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:
  • 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.