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Sus scrofa domestica
- Wild: Up to 10 years
- Captivity: 12 to 15 years
- Height: Shoulder height is 35-45 cm
- Weight: Up to 150 lbs.
- Wild: Omnivores, eating grasses, eggs, frogs, snakes, and fish
- Zoo: Mazuri pig diet and lettuce
- Pot-bellied pigs reach maturity at around 6 to 7 months of age.
- Gestation lasts approximately 114 days and a mother may produce between 4 and 12 young.
- The mother’s milk is the primary food for the first 2 to 3 months.
- Pot-bellied pigs have terrible vision, but they have an excellent sense of smell and hearing.
- They also have a snout, composed of a cartilaginous disc supported and strengthened by a pre-nasal bone, providing the pig with an excellent digging tool.
- Law enforcement agencies have even employed pig sniffing power for drug searches.
- IUCN: Least Concern
- CITES: Not Listed
- Pot-bellied pigs are domestic, and therefore not listed as endangered or threatened
- CITES Appendices. Accessed December 2012. www.cites.org
- IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Accessed December 2012. www.iucnredlist.org
- Sus (Linnaeus, 1758). Encyclopedia of Life. Accessed December 2012. www.eol.org/date_objects/22928043