Pig Trivia Questions with Answers
What is a pig?
A: A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates.
Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common
A: Eurasian wild boar, along with other species.
A typical pig has a large head with a long snout which is
strengthened by a special what?
A: Prenasal bone and by a disk of cartilage at the tip.
What is the snout is used for?
A: To dig into the soil to find food and is a very acute sense organ.
Pigs have four hoofed toes on each foot, with the two
larger central toes doing what?
A: Bearing most of the weight, but the outer two also being used in soft ground.
The rear teeth are adapted for what?
In the male the canine teeth form what?
The tusks grow continuously and are sharpened by what?
A: Constantly being ground against each other.
About how many domesticated pigs are alive at any given
A: 1 billion.
What is the ancestor of the domesticated pig?
A: The wild boar.
The wild boars are one of the most numerous and widespread
A: Large mammals.
Where have pigs been long isolated from other pigs?
A: On the many islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
As a result, pigs have evolved into what?
A: Many different species, including wild boar, bearded pigs, and warty pigs.
Where have humans introduced pigs?
A: Australia, North and South America, and numerous islands.
The wild pig can take advantage of any forage resources,
and so it can live in virtually any productive habitat that can what?
A: Provide enough water to sustain large mammals such as pigs.
Pigs are omnivores, which means that they consume what?
A: Both plants and animals.
In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating
A: Leaves, grasses, roots, fruits, and flowers.
In confinement, pigs are fed mostly a corn and soybean meal
mixture with added what?
A: Vitamins and minerals.
Because pigs are omnivores they make excellent what?
A: Pasture raised animals.
How much water do older pigs consume per day?
A: Three to five gallons.
What are male adult swine called?
What are the females called?
Young swine are called what?
A: Piglets or pigs.
Pork is one of the most popular forms of
meat for human
consumption, accounting for what percentage of worldwide meat production?
Because of their foraging abilities and excellent sense of
smell, they are used to find what?
Both wild and feral pigs are commonly what?
Some breeds of pig, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig, are
kept as what?
There are two instances in the
2000s where farm hogs ate
A: Human beings.
Pigs are intelligent and can be trained to do what?
A: Perform numerous tasks and tricks.