Sow

No. 161029

by Safari Ltd
$3.99

A sow is a female pig that has given birth. Hundreds of different breeds of pigs exist, all sharing similar birthing habits, despite their difference in size and color. Gestation for sows is a shade under 4 months, and, if allowed, they will prepare a nest before giving birth.

  • Scientific Name: Sus domesticus
  • Characteristics: This sow likely lives in a herd with several other sows, and her litter of eight to twelve piglets can’t be far away. Piglets feed every hour, so this sow’s life is a busy one.
  • Size and Color: Technically considered white, this sow displays the light pink coloration common in about half of all pig breeds. She measures 4 inches long and 2 inches high, slightly smaller than an eraser.
  • The Sow is part of the Safari Farm collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

Product Description

History

All domestic pigs come from Eurasian wild boars, but if one explores the family tree a little deeper, one discovers the genus Entelodont, or Terminator Pig, a very distant relative of modern wild boars and definitely not a candidate for farm life. Although pigs are considered omnivores, they aren’t really hunters; however, Entelodonts were vicious hunters. They grew to the size of cows, terrorizing North America around 30 million years ago. Eventually, they gave way to even larger pig-like creatures such as Daeodon, a beast the size of a bison whose jaws and teeth inspire fear even when viewing the fossils 20 million years later.

  • Recommended Age: 3
  • Size in cm: 10.3 L x 4.2 W x 4.8 H
A sow is a female adult pig. Pigs use mud to stay cool and healthy. They are the only mammals without sweat glands, so when temperatures soar, they roll in cool mud. Pigs also coat themselves in mud to prevent sunburn and to ward off pesky insects.
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