Amazing Pig Crossing

Amazing Pig Crossing


The pig was among the first animals to be domesticated.

Among the first animals to be domesticated by humans, the pig is found everywhere in the world except in Antarctica, North Africa, and far-northern Eurasia. These highly social and intelligent creatures are among the most populous large mammals in the world and are very biologically similar to humans.

What’s the scientific name for a pig? The scientific name for a pig, domestically speaking, is Sus domesticus. The domestic pig is a major food source for humans. Approximately 60 million pigs are found on farms in the U.S. alone, and more than 1 billion are slaughtered annually. Some pig species are classified at various levels of endangerment and examples of many of these species can be found in zoos around the world.

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