5 Pig Facts

A mother pig is called a sow, a father pig is called a boar and a baby pig is called a piglet.

A whole group of pigs is called a herd.

A sow can give birth to 8 – 12 piglets in one litter, and can have up to 2 litters of piglets in one year.

Some pigs have straight tails. Others have curly tails.

Pigs have four toes on each hoof. Pigs walk on only two of their toes on each foot. They look like they are walking on tiptoe.

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