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
An adult female or mother pig is called a sow. If the pig is a virgin or has not given birth, she is called a gilt. A gilt is usually less than a year old.Full Answer >
On average, a pig has 12 to 14 complex glands (6 to 7 pairs), but the range is 6 to 32, depending on the breed. Glands are placed in two parallel rows, one on each side, to ensure that the piglets can reach them after birth.Full Answer >
A female pig that has never had a litter of piglets is called a gilt, while a female pig that has had a litter is called a sow.Full Answer >
A baby pig is called a "piglet." The collective noun is a "litter" or "farrow" of piglets, and a piglet that has been weaned is called a "shote" or "shoat."Full Answer >