Classic Piglet

No. 234029

by Safari Ltd
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Piglets grow quickly, with females reaching maturity between three and twelve months, and males around six months. Young female pigs are called maiden sows, and young males are called boars. Most will reach 150 pounds, but large, older pigs can weigh over 700 pounds. Scientific Name: Sus domesticus Characteristics: This classic piglet truly is classic, with an active, outgoing demeanor, curly tail, and lively pose. Size and Color: With true-to-life coloration, including darker trotters and detailed facial features, this life-like piglet figure is 2 ½ inches long and 1 inch high, a little larger than a size C battery. The Classic Piglet is part of the Safari Farm collection. All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

Product Description

History

With over 10,000 years of domestication, pigs have made their mark on most all world cultures, for better or worse. Although phrases such as eat like a pig and greedy as a pig are used today, the fortunes of pigs have risen and fallen throughout history. In ancient Egypt, for example, pigs were associated with the god Set. In ancient Greece, pigs were appropriate sacrifices for the goddesses Demeter and Aphrodite. Sacrificing a pig in Roman times required a solemn ceremony, while the Celts had a swine god. In somewhat more recent times, sailors thought pigs represented bad luck, due to their cloven hooves, and some captains forbid the use of the word pig at sea. In Germany, however, pigs symbolized good luck, and many European countries centered feasts on roasting a pig.

  • Recommended Age: 3
  • Size in cm: 5.7 L x 2 W x 4 H
Although they have a reputation for being dirty, the reason piglets roll in mud is because they do not have sweat glands. The mud helps cool their skin down and protects them from insect bites.
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