Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Kunekune pig


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Sus scrofa
PROFILE:

These miniature pigs can grow to 200 pounds. Unlike other pigs, they do very little foraging and can survive on a diet of grass and leaves. Their grazing can help help fertilize soil and reduce the risk of wildfires. Kunekune pigs are often kept as pets.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal
NATIVE TO:
New Zealand
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Currently stable
DIET:
Live on a diet of only grass and leaves
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
13-15 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Very social creatures; often kept as pets for their placid nature
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