As of 2014, the world record for largest pig belongs to Big Bill, who weighed in at 2,552 pounds in 1933. Big Bill was 9 feet long and 5 feet high, and he was so large that there was a time when his stomach would reach the ground.Know More
Big Bill resided in Jackson, Tenn., until a broken leg meant he had to be put down before his exhibition at the Chicago World Fair.
According to National Geographic, the giant forest hog is considered to be the largest species of pig, reaching up to 600 pounds. Occasionally, individual domesticated pigs, such as Big Bill, grow larger.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Pigs are part of the Animalia kingdom, the Chordata phylum, the Mammalia class, the Artiodactyla order, the Suidae family, the Sus genus, and the sus scrofa scrofa species. This taxonomy runs from the most general classification of Kingdom to the specific singular classification of species.Full Answer >
In the pork industry, the term "swine" covers the entire family of pork-producing animals, and the term "pig" is used only for young animals, according to Oklahoma State University. Individual adult members of the swine family are called "hogs."Full Answer >
A male pig is known as a boar, while a female pig that has not yet given birth is known as a gilt. Once the female has one litter of babies, she is known as a sow. Baby pigs are known as piglets.Full Answer >
The liver has the same function in pigs as it does in all mammals, including the secretion of a digestive fluid called bile, the destruction of old red blood cells and the storage of substances such as vitamins and glycogen. It also aids in the removal of toxic matter from the blood.Full Answer >