Friday, 16 April 2010

Pig Design

If you were asked to design the perfect pig, would you come up with this woolly porker? Probably not. Pig breeders have been getting it wrong for centuries and have produced fat, bald, lumbering porkers that need shelter in winter and mud baths in summer to avoid sunburn, rather like the modern human. The rare Mangalitza pig, which originally hailed from Austria and Hungary, is tough enough to survive British winters and woolly enough to avoid sunburn. This pig in sheep's clothing is now being bred at Tropical Wings Zoo in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. The zoo's meerkats are breeding too (CLICK).


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