The name for a group of pigs depends on the animals' ages. A group of young pigs is called a drift, drove or litter. Groups of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team or passel of hogs or a singular of boars. More »

A group of porcupines is called a prickle or a family. Sometimes referred to as ?quill pigs,? porcupines are mammals that inhabit many parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. More »

Names for groups of animals include pods of whales, exaltations of larks, knots of toads, packs of dogs, parliaments of owls and sloths of bears. In addition, cattle, horses and deer are all grouped into herds. More »

In quadruped animals such as pigs, the sartorius muscle acts to adduct the hind leg, meaning it pulls the leg inward toward the center of the body. The sartorius muscle is located in the thigh and runs from the hip joint... More »

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Wild pigs are omnivores that eat just about anything, including plants, larvae, insects, worms, small animals and large animals. Most domesticated farm and pet pigs are raised on a diet of feed, fruits and vegetables. More »

The main function of the hard palate in pigs is to aid in the digestion of food, as a pig does not have as much teeth and as flexible of a tongue as other animals. The hard palate is made up of ridges and is located on t... More »

Baby pigs can be adopted relatively easily from shelters and sanctuaries. Examples of these locations include Pigs4Ever.com and PigPlacementNetwork.org, as well as more broad searches such as PetFinders.com. More »

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