Considerably smaller than most farm pigs native to America and Europe, the pot-bellied pig is a domesticated species of pig that originates from Vietnam. Their name comes from their hanging belly, which is a result of their unusually long frame.
One of the most common farm animals around the world, pigs have been domesticated since around 13,000 B.C. The genus Sus contains many of the most well-known pig species, the pot-bellied pig included. Because pot-bellied pigs descended from boars like many other pig species, they are often able to interbreed with other types of domesticated pigs. In fact, many groups of pot-bellied pigs are genetically dissimilar from one another, simply because they’ve bred with other pig species over the years.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 13.25 L x 8.25 H
- Size in inches: 5.22 L x 3.25 H
- Scale: 1:3