Pigs are any animal in the genus Sus. The most common species is the domestic pig, which is given the scientific name of Sus scrofa domesticus or Sus domesticus.
The domestic pig is a subspecies of the wild boar or wild pig, known scientifically as Sus scrofa. "Sus" is the genus name, while "scrofa" is the species name. Pigs belong to the Suidae family, part of the order Artiodactyla, which consists of hoofed animals that spread their weight between their fourth and third toes. They are mammals that possess a backbone and belong to the phylum Chordata. The scientific kingdom they belong to is Animalia, or the animal kingdom.Learn More
Famous pig names include Porky, Hamm, Miss Piggy, Piglet, Pumbaa, Spider Pig, Orson and Wilbur. Other names include Pop Pop, Budge, Napoleon, Remington, Monocle and Larry.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 little is called a sow.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 >
Domestic cows are a species called Bos taurus, from the Bovidae family and the Bovinae subfamily. They are common all over the world, in places with suitable areas for grazing. They are large animals, with a weight between 147 and 1363 kilograms, and a height between 49 and 52 inches.Full Answer >