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Guinea hog

Children’s Farms·Mammal

This small hog has upright ears, a hairy black coat and black skin. It has a curly tail and its back looks rectangular from the side. Guinea hogs are excellent service animals. They are excellent grazers and will also root and till compost and garden soil. They also provide great pest control, roaming the farmyard to catch and eat snakes. They are well-tempered pigs that produce high quality meat and lard.

  • Conservation StatusThreatened
  • Life span10-15 years
  • Body size100-300 lbs.
    22-27 in.
  • Native habitat Farms of United States
  • DietSwine chow
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