Swine

Swine, or pigs, are members of the scientific family Suidae. Suidae are medium-sized ungulates (hoofed mammals) with relatively short legs, a compact body and a long, pointed head. They are generally drab in color with thick skin, covered with sparse bristly hair. Some swine have overgrown teeth called tusks.

Most pigs are forest dwellers and are essentially omnivorous, feeding on both plant and animal matter. All species have a great sense of smell and a specialized snout that is used for foraging and rooting in search of food.

Swine are very social and females will live in large groups called sounders. They are the only ungulates to have ‘litters’ of offspring. Litters are usually 2 – 6 infants.

White Oak just has one species from the Suidae family: the Babirusa.

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