Facts about Wuzhishan Pig. The Wuzhishan is a pig breed that is being forced out of survival very rapidly. The Wuzhishan Pig breeds are the local pig breeds that are only developed in the Hainan Province in China. This region is a geographically remote tropical hilly region. Only a few people in this area raise the Wuzhishan pig breed for the production reasons on account of the quick introduction of foreign pig breeds. The Wuzhishan Pig breeds require special attention so as to preserve them because the Wuzhishan Pigs are considered as rare species. At present, there are less than 30 Wuzhishan pig breeds remaining, with three boars only, and all are in ex situ maintenance, which is the protection and preservation of samples of pigs outside their natural home.
Features of Wuzhishan Pig
The Wuzhishan pig breeds are very small in size. Usually, the length of the body of the Wuzhishan pig breeds ranges from 20 inches to 28 inches (50 cm to 70 cm). The breeds are capable of growing to a maximum height that ranges from 14 inches to 18 inches (35 cm to 45 cm), with the body weight between 66 lbs and 77 lbs (30 kg to 35 kg). The Wuzhishan Pig measurement of their chest ranges from 26 inches to 32 inches (65 cm to 80 cm). A Wuzhishan Pig averages 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters per year. With initial pregnancy will take place when they attain the age of three to four months after their birth. The sows nurse their piglets for about three to five weeks. When Piglets are weaned off of their mother’s milk, they are not called piglets but are known as shoats. Piglets at birth weigh about 2.5 pounds (1.1 kilograms), and on average, will double their weight in one week. The male Wuzhishan Pigs will attain their maturity when they are 1 to 1 1/2 months old.
As the Wuzhishan pig breed is a local breed, it is not exploited as a market supply pig, but they can be only by local pig farmers for individual consumption. Usually, slaughter point in time for male Wuzhishan pigs is subsequent to the primary mating with female pigs and also with mother pigs. The Wuzhishan Pig strain has been inherited for an extended time.
The Wuzhishan pig breeds have a general body color as black, with a white color belly and an inside leg area. The Wuzhishan Pig breeds boast elongated legs, extended and tipped nose. The back part and the loin of the Wuzhishan Pig breeds are even, and they have narrow chest and a small head.
The Wuzhishan pig breeds have a strong improving skill subsequent to the surgical embryo relocation operations. This makes the Wuzhishan Pig breeds an ideal laboratory animal and the pig breed is globally examined as an attractive germplasm.
Uses for Wuzhishan Pig
The Wuzhishan pig is an economically vital food resource, amounting to roughly 40% of the consumed meat all over the world. The Wuzhishan Pigs as well, serve as a vital model life form due to their resemblance to humans at the physiological, anatomical, and hereditary level, making them extremely useful for studying a range of human ailments. The Wuzhishan pig has been widely inbred for its highest echelon of homozygosity that offers increased ease for choosy breeding for particular traits and a simpler understanding of the hereditary changes that lie beneath its organic features. The Wuzhishan Pig breed as well, serves as a capable way for applications in tissue engineering, surgery, and xenotransplantation.
Wuzhishan Pigs have 44 teeth when full grown, when they are baby pigs (piglets) the have 28 teeth which will fall out when they are 12 months old. Just like human teeth, the Wuzhishan Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Wuzhishan Pigs chew their food because pigs have a digestive system similar to a human digestive system and cannot digest food that is not chewed. Wuzhishan Pigs have small lungs compared to their body size.
Wuzhishan Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A Wuzhishan Pig can drink between 10 to 14 gallons (37.8 to 53 liters)of water in a day. Wuzhishan Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
The saliva of Wuzhishan Pigs contains pheromones-( A chemical substance used to attract a mate) similar to that of other pig breeds that communicate their sexual wants. The male Wuzhishan Pigs discharge this steroid and female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the sent.
Wuzhishan Pigs are raised for there meat such as ham, sausage, bacon and pork chops. Pigs can make great pets. "A wild male pig is called a boar"- meaning uncastrated male pig, that lives in the wild and can be hunted. "Feral pig or hog is defined as a wild boar" can be a very big danger where humans habitat.
The term Swine: is any variety of omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae, this includes hogs, boars and pigs having a short neck, thick skin a movable snout and a stout body.
Wuzhishan Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. Wuzhishan Pigs make sure their bathroom area is far away from where they eat, lie down and rest, even piglets (baby pigs) will find a place to go to the bathroom, far away from their nest.
Wuzhishan Pigs Feet
The four feet and four toes of the pig are called "trotters" that humans eat as a delicacy called pigs feet or pigs knuckles. A Wuzhishan Pigs foot has four toes that are pointed downwards when the pig walks, it walks on the tips of its toes, rather than its whole foot and only uses two of the toes in the middle and the outside toes for balance. The Wuzhishan Pig has tougher feet at the ends that are hooves. The two toes in the middle of the foot are slightly webbed, this helps the Wuzhishan Pigs balance for walking.
A pig is the last of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. The pig represents, happiness, honesty, fortune and virility in China. A female adult pig is called a (sow) and the male adult wild pig is called a (boar). The lifespan of a Wuzhishan Pig is between 9 and 15 years
Wuzhishan Pigs do not sweat a lot, that's why they cover themselves in the mud to keep their bodies cool. The expression "sweating like a pig" comes from a reference to pig iron, which comes form iron smelting. The Wuzhishan Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The Wuzhishan Pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell and they have poor eyesight.
"Scientific name for Pig Sus scrofa", the wild swine (Boar) from the old world with a narrow body and prominent tusks is from where most domestic swine come from. The "fear of pigs Swinophobia".