Learn about Pigs

Pigs are incredibly social, curious and highly-intelligent animals, who want to live just as much as we do.  Find out facts about pigs and how they are farmed in Australia through our series of non graphic videos.

Pig Facts
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Facts about pigs – Video Transcript

Did you know?

  • Pigs communicate with one another using more than 20 different vocalizations!

  • Pigs are clean animals, if given sufficient space, they will be careful not to soil the area where they sleep or eat.

  • Sows will build nests from their surrounding environment.

  • Piglets learn to run to their mother’s voices and to recognize their own names.

  • Mother pigs sing to their young while nursing.

  • Pigs intelligence has been measured as being higher than dogs and even three-year-old humans.

  • Pigs have a good sense of direction and have found their way home over great distances.

  • Pigs can run at speeds of up to 17 kilometers an hour

  • Pigs are unable to sweat and so to keep cool they like to bathe in water or mud, preferring water to mud.

  • Pigs are incredibly social, curious and highly intelligent animals who want to live just as much as we do.