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Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig
Once popular as pets, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs have behavior similar to other pig species, using their snouts for foraging.
Roots, plants, insects
Many pot-bellied pigs are abandoned by owners who once wanted them as pets. In Vietnam, local farmers are subsidized by the government to raise the pigs, which are indigenous.
- Pot-bellied pigs can be housetrained.
- They don’t have good eyesight but they do have good senses of smell and hearing.
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Suidae
Place of Birth
18 inches tall, 150 pounds
Up to 30 years