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This squealy good guide to why Pigs R Amazing! shares how great pigs can be.
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#1 A Wheelie Good Pig
#2 A Pig’s Nose
Well known for their distinctive snouts, pigs have an extremely good sense of smell. It is around 2000 times more sensitive than that of a human.
#3 Heroic Pigs
There are several examples of pigs saving people’s lives, here is one:
A pet pig called Pru pulled her owner out of a muddy bog.
#4 Pigs and Humans
A pig’s genetic makeup is very similar to our own. Scientists are now using stem cells from pigs to research cures for human diseases.
#5 Pigs May Fly
In 2014, on a US Airway’s flight from Connecticut to Washington DC, a lady was seen carrying what many thought to be a duffel bag. It turned out to be a 70-pound pot-bellied pig that she was carrying over her shoulder.
#6 The Pig Who Loved People
Bette was not so sure, though after remembering that caring for an animal helps improve a person’s well being, she changed her mind and adopted the pig who changed her and her family's life.
#7 A Running Pig
Are pigs fast or slow runners? You may be surprised by the answer.
Pigs are sprinters, which means they can run fast over short distances.
#8 The Tamworth Two
On 8th January 1998, two pigs escaped whilst being unloaded from a lorry at an abattoir in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
These two little pig’s escape was widely covered in the media.
#9 Clean Pigs
Pigs sometimes have the reputation of being dirty and messy animals, however, this is not true. They tend to roll in mud only to stay cool because they are unable to sweat.
#10 Who’s a Clever Hog?
Pigs are said to be the world’s fifth-most intelligent animal. They outperform 3-year-old human children on cognition tests and are believed to be even cleverer than dogs.
#11 The Wonder Pig
Believing she was a micro pig, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted Esther into their home.
Weighing just 1.4 kg (3 lb), everything started fantastically because Esther would grow to be no bigger than 32 kg (70 lb). However, Esther was not a micro pig. Esther kept growing and growing!
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