The name for a group of pigs depends on the animals' ages. A group of young pigs is called a drift, drove or litter. Groups of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team or passel of hogs or a singular of boars.Know More
Pigs also are called hogs or swine. A male pig of any age is called a boar; female pigs are sows. A baby pig is called a piglet.
Pigs are very social; they form close ties to one another and are comforted by the close proximity of other pigs. They are extremely intelligent and gregarious, communicating with each other constantly through a complex vocabulary of oinks, grunts and squeals. Most pigs are peaceful and rarely show aggression unless they perceive a threat. Contrary to their reputation, pigs are very clean. Even very young pigs relieve themselves in an area far away from where they lie down and sleep.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
The exact habit of a pig depends on whether it is wild or domesticated, though both wild and domesticated pigs can be found all over the world. Domesticated pigs will be found in areas of human settlement such as farms, which exist basically wherever humans can be found on the planet, while wild pigs are hearty animals that can make their homes in a variety of climates and habitats and can even live out of immediate range of fresh water. Pigs can be found in all but the harshest climates on the planet and have both domesticated and wild presence on all of the continents that are inhabited by humans (with the exception of Antarctica).Full Answer >
In North America, predators of the pig include mountain lions, coyotes, dingoes, alligators and bobcats. Pigs have been domesticated since 10,000 BC and often live on farms. Wild and domesticated pigs can be found on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Wild pigs are fast runners and good swimmers. They seek out moist forests near swamps and rivers as their habitat.Full Answer >
Domestic North American pigs originated from wild stocks in European, Asian and North African forests. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, wild North American pigs are believed to have been aboard Christopher Columbus’ second voyage in 1493 and brought to the United States in the early 1500s.Full Answer >
Wild pigs are omnivores that eat just about anything, including plants, larvae, insects, worms, small animals and large animals. Most domesticated farm and pet pigs are raised on a diet of feed, fruits and vegetables.Full Answer >