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Vietnamese pot-bellied pig

Children’s Farms·Mammal

The Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is a dwarf breed of swine developed in Vietnam in the 1960s. Its rounded, sagging belly is a result of a natural dip in the backbone, not due to the animal overeating. Pigs are actually clean animals, but get a reputation for sitting in the mud in order to protect their skin from insects and sunburn.

  • Conservation StatusStable
  • Native habitat Farms of southeast Asia
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