Borneo Bearded Pig
3-5.5 ft head to tail
Herd or Sounder
Name of Young
- Bearded pigs are a species of boar that live in the rainforest areas of Asia. Their most notable physical features are their elongated head and the bristly whiskers growing on their snout.
Like many pigs, they are very intelligent and social, and have a keen sense of smell. Bearded pigs usually live in small family groups, but during times of migration they form much larger herds.
During migration they switch from being active during the day (diurnal) to being active at night (nocturnal). Hundreds of pigs may form migrating groups, and they are led by the older boars. It is unknown whether they migrate due to changes in food supply or if its is a regular cycle.
Bearded pigs have a gestation period of about 122 days. Their litters are usually 2-4 piglets but they may have up to 6.
Did You Know?
Bearded pigs are omnivores. They eat a variety of things such as roots, fungi, insects, earthworms, eggs, and carrion. They have also been known to follow gibbons and macaques to eat any fruit they might drop while feeding.