Typically has a large head, with a long snout that is strengthened by a special prenasal bone and a disk of cartilage at the tip. The rear teeth are adapted for crushing. In the male, the canine teeth can form tusks, which grow continuously and are sharpened by constantly being ground against each other.
Found worldwide except in Antarctica.
Body-length ranges from 0.9 to 1.8m and weigh between 50 to 350kgs.
15 - 20 years.
An omnivore, in the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits, meat and flowers. In confinement, pigs are fed mostly grains.
Wild habitat is generally moist forests, swamps and shrublands, especially oak forests and regions where reeds are abundant.
A pig's gestation period is 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.