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Miniature Pig

Scientific name:  Sus scrofa domesticus
Class:  Mammals
Continent:  All
Habitat:  Countryside
Diet:  Omnivorous
Weight:  20 - 70 kg
Size:  45 - 50 cm
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There are several species of this small domestic pig.

Pigs are very intelligent animals, which can live between 10 and 20 years and feed on everything they find, plants, animals or rubbish (they were used to clean the streets of Paris in the 12th century). After 4 months of gestation, females can have 1 to 12 young that they nurse for 3 to 4 months. Pigs are bred mainly in Asia (especially in China), Europe and North America. Dwarf Pigs are cross-bred to serve as pets or for medical research

Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated


Miniature pigs are genetically bred to be highly intelligent pets and have the advantage of being hypoallergenic for people with hair allergies.