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Boars can grow to be 50 cm high and weigh 70 kg. Sows are slightly smaller with up to 40 cm and 60 kg. Their short legs, a pot belly and wrinkled skin are typical characteristics of these pigs. These pigs are considered to be resilient and easy to keep.


ClassificationOrder: Even-toed ungulates
OriginIt is not known exactly where Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs were originally bred. However, they have been kept in Vietnam for centuries for their meat.
UseFor meat in their original distribution range; nowadays as a hobby.

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.