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Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig

Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig

Animal's Behavior

Once popular as pets, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs have behavior similar to other pig species, using their snouts for foraging.

Eating Habits

Roots, plants, insects



Conservation Efforts

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.

Animal Facts

  • Pot-bellied pigs can be housetrained.
  • They don’t have good eyesight but they do have good senses of smell and hearing.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Sus scorfa


Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Suidae

Place of Birth

Southeast Asia


18 inches tall, 150 pounds




Up to 30 years

Where to See

Audubon Zoo

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