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These pig stuffed animals include the Webkinz Signature Pig, Webkinz Floppy Pig and Webkinz Pig. We also show Ivy Bloomengrows of the Boyds Collection, the Peek-A-Buddy Pig from Russ Berrie, Petaluma the Russ Yomiko plush pig and Oink-Oink Pig Boyds Cuddle Fluff. Notice the Ganz ceramic Piggy Bank, pink pig salt and pepper shakers, Pig Page Pal Bookmark, Boyds Lofton Q. McSwine, and Boyds Mudpuddle P. Piglet. The brown and white pig is Wiggly from the Douglas Toys Collection. The pink pig in back is Mudpie the Cheeky Pal by Ganz.
Here are all the Beanie Baby pig stuffed animals living at Jeannie's Cottage. They are, from left: Hamlet, Stubby, Knuckles, Luau and Squealer.
Pig, hog or swine is applied to any hoofed animal of the family Suidae, in a broad sense including the peccaries. They belong to the genus Sus. Hogs belong to the order Artiodactyla (even-toed, hoofed mammals).
The origin of the pig is shrouded in mystery. It is thought the animal was domesticated in China at about 2900 B.C. Fossil remains of the pig have been found in Europe and India but not on the American continents. They were introduced into America by Christopher Columbus and other Spanish explorers.
Todays pigs are considered to be descendants of the European wild boar (Sus scrofa), and the Indian wild boar (Sus cristatus) probably developed on the Asiatic continent. The Chinese hog was brought to Europe and crossed with European hogs, thereby forming the foundation for present-day breeds.
The pig belongs to the class Mammalia. Domestic hogs are quick-footed and very intelligent. They have a short gestation period of 114 days and produce large broods. Wild pigs produce 4 to 6 young at a time, while domesticated pigs produce 8 to 10. They are omnivorous. Today there are more than 200 varieties of hogs and 90 breeds.