Fun Pig Facts for Kids

Pigs are intelligent animals.

Like humans, pigs are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.

A pig’s snout is an important tool for finding food in the ground and sensing the world around them.

Pigs have an excellent sense of smell.

There are around 2 billion pigs in the world.

Humans farm pigs for meat such as pork, bacon and ham.

Some people like to keep pigs as pets.

Wild pigs (boar) are often hunted in the wild.

In some areas of the world, wild boars are the main source of food for tigers.

Feral pigs that have been introduced into new areas can be a threat to the local ecosystem.

Pigs can pass on a variety of diseases to humans.

Relative to their body size, pigs have small lungs.