750 Pound Pig
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Green Bay, WI -
· Not only are pigs the smartest animals on the farm, but they are in the top 5 smartest animals in the WORLD! (Only beaten out by apes, dolphins, elephants and crows.)
· A mother pig is called a sow, a father pig is called a boar and a baby pig is called a piglet. A whole group of pigs is called a herd.
· Pigs do not sweat, so they wallow in mud to cool their bodies. The mud also protects a pig from insect bites and from sunburn.
· Pigs are some of the cleanest animals, refusing to mess anywhere near their living or eating areas.
· If given the chance, a pig can live 10-15 years.
· Everything on a pig is used except for its squeal. A few are:
¾ Their heart valves are implanted in humans to replace diseased heart valves.
¾ Their hair is used to make fine paint brushes.
¾ Their eyes are used in human eye transplants.
¾ Their skin grows back so can be grafted onto human burn victims.
¾ Their glands are used to make medicine, insulin being one of them.
¾ Their dried bones are used for buttons and bone china.
¾ Their fat used to make soap.
· Mulberry Lane Farm’s boar is a Yorkshire named Champ. He is 4-years-old and weighs approximately 750 lbs.