Borneo Bearded Pig

Our Borneo Bearded Pig, found at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MA

Where to find the Borneo Bearded Pig (besides Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA!)
Borneo Bearded Pig Facts
Borneo Bearded Pig
Sus barbatus

Type:
Mammal
Life Span
16 years
Size
3-5.5 ft head to tail
Average Weight
225 lbs
Group Name
Herd or Sounder
Group Size
Varies
Name of Young
Piglet

Our Borneo Bearded Pig, found at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MAFacts

  • 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.