Tamworth pig

INTRODUCTION

The Tamworth Pig is one of the oldest breeds of domestic pig in the UK. It is the only breed of red pig in the UK, and has thick bristly hair that protects its skin from the sun. As pigs cannot sweat they cool down by wallowing in the mud. The only way to ensure the survival of many of our rare breed farm animals is to farm them for meat production with a high commercial value. We would urge you to support local producers of rare breed meat and products.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Sus domestica

Status:

RBST: Vulnerable

Size:

100-140 cm

Weight:

220 - 370 Kg

Life Span in Wild:

15-20 years

Habitat:

Farmland

Diet:

Omnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Grasses, roots, worms

Where Do I Live?

Domesticated English origin.

Do I Have Any Predators?

No this is a domesticated species.

How Do I Live?

Diurnal. Lives in groups

Why Am I Endangered?

No major threats

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