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Pig Trivia Questions with Answers

Pig trivia quiz questions and answers.

 

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 what?
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?
A: Crushing.

In the male the canine teeth form what?
A: Tusks.

 

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 time?
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 what?
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 what?
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?
A: Boars.

 

What are the females called?
A: Sows.

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?
A: 38%.

Because of their foraging abilities and excellent sense of smell, they are used to find what?
A: Truffles.

Both wild and feral pigs are commonly what?
A: Hunted.

Some breeds of pig, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig, are kept as what?
A: Pets.

There are two instances in the 2000s where farm hogs ate what?
A: Human beings.

Pigs are intelligent and can be trained to do what?
A: Perform numerous tasks and tricks.