Sow with Piglets

No. 235929

by Safari Ltd
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A sow is a female pig that has reproduced. Female pigs are able to breed before they reach one year, and their litters range from eight to twelve piglets. Feeding is a delicate dance for pigs, as the sow grunts at varying pitches and frequencies corresponding with stages of milking. Scientific Name: Sus domesticus Characteristics: This sow and her piglets form a very real image of life on the farm, where the sow must feed her litter about once per hour. She always lays on her side, as displayed in this realistic figure. Size and Color: Light pink, with darker shades about the face, this 4-inch-long sow and piglets figure displays impressive realism, complete with hair-like texture and lifelike skin. The Sow with Piglets is part of the Safari Farm collection. All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

Product Description

History

Pigs are not only popular on the farm, with an estimated 1 billion worldwide, but they are also popular in movies and literature. British author A.A. Milne deserves early credit for popularizing pigs, as he published Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926, featuring the loveable Piglet. Just a few years later, in 1935, one of the most beloved pigs to grace the silver screen, Porky Pig, made his appearance. Not many years later, a more sinister pig, George Orwell’s Napoleon, terrorized the pasture in Animal Farm. In 1952, more pig literature was published, with E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and the hero pig, Wilbur. Finally, in 1976, a beloved pig captured the hearts of children, adults, and a little green frog as Jim Henson’s Miss Piggy made her debut.

  • Recommended Age: 3
  • Size in cm: 10.5 L x 7 W x 3.7 H
Sows usually have 4-12 piglets in a litter, although the world??s largest litter had 37! Sows are very protective of their young and most piglets stay with their mothers until they are completely matured.
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