The weight of fully grown male pigs, popularly known as boars, is greater than 500 pounds while the weight of fully grown female pigs, popularly known as sows, ranges between 300 and 500 pounds. At birth, the weight of pigs is approximately 2.5 pounds, while between 6 and 7 months, their weight ranges between 210 and 250 pounds.Continue Reading
Between 2 and 4 weeks from birth, pigs are weaned, and they are known as nursery pigs until they attain a weight of 50 pounds. Pigs are known as finishing/growing pigs when their weight is between 50 and 240 pounds, after which they are known as hogs. Their family name is swine; the father is a boar, the mother is a sow and the babies are the pigs.
The heaviest hog that was ever recorded in history weighed 2,552 pounds and was called Big Bill. The meat of a pig, the pork, provides thiamine, B-vitamins and proteins in a diet. The content of thiamine in pork is three times as much as it is in other types of foods and it converts carbohydrates into energy and boosts a healthy appetite. Pigs also provide up to 40 types of medicines including insulin. In fact, their heart valves are used to restore damaged heart valves of human beings.Learn more about Mammals
Bananas are on the list of safe foods for guinea pigs to eat. Because bananas are high in sugar, they should only be occasional snacks, however.Full Answer >
Wild boars, also known as wild pigs, are omnivorous animals that feed on nuts, acorns, carrion, roots, small birds or mammals, eggs, grass, fruit, and mushrooms. Their diets are largely limited by what they can find in the area and the season, but if food is scarce or competition fierce, wild boars have been known to travel up to 50 miles in search of sustenance.Full Answer >
The tallest moose on record is a male Alaskan moose that was first discovered in 1897, as it stood 7 feet and 8 inches at the shoulders and weighed 1,819 pounds. This moose had antlers that spread approximately 79 inches.Full Answer >
Moose are the largest of the deer species, and the biggest in the world stand more than 7 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh more than 1,800 pounds. The antlers of males can spread more than six feet from end to end. These largest of moose are "Alaska Moose," the sub-species found in Alaska and the western Yukon.Full Answer >