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
The average quarter horse is faster than a greyhound. During short races, these horses reach speeds of over 55 miles per hour. A greyhound's top speed is about 45 mph. Quarter horses typically run races one-quarter mile long, but they are also commonly used for pleasure riding, ranching and rodeos.Full Answer >
Male and female buffalo differ significantly in size. A male buffalo, a bull, weighs up to 2,000 pounds, while a female buffalo, or cow, is only half as heavy.Full Answer >
Mustangs are descended from horses brought to North America by Spanish explorers in the 1500s and have been used by both Native Americans and American pioneers for work and transportation. Although many mustangs live in the wild, they are considered feral because they come from domesticated animals.Full Answer >
Cows moo when they are scared or sense that something is wrong. Mothers and calves call to each other if separated. Hungry calves will call to attract the attention of their mothers. Cows also vocalize when they are coming into heat, presumably to attract the attention of a bull.Full Answer >