World’s Bizarre and Awful-Looking Pigs

Do you know that there are around two billion domestic pigs in the world? That’s about 1/3 of the world population. If all these pigs are affected by swine flu – the result will be a very devastating worldwide disaster.

Domestic pigs are also by far the most numerous pig species on the planet.  This article is focused on species of pigs rather on breeds of pig although two breeds are included on the list. For a while, forget all about the Flu Pandemic and see some of the most unique and peculiar-looking pigs in the world.

Bearded Pigs (Sus barbatus)

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These animals are weird-looking. The Bearded Pig also known as the Bornean Bearded Pig of Southeast Asia can be easily recognized by its prominent beard ant its tail that has tassels. This species can be found in the rainforests and mangrove forests of Sumatra, Borneo and eastern part of the Philippines. It is known that it can reproduce from the age of 18 months and can be cross-bred with other species of Suidae family. Some species of Bearded pigs are being exhibited on zoos in the US and Europe.

Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)

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This creature is scary. The wild and ferocious-looking Warthog or Common Warthog of Africa range in size from 3 to 5 ft long and 50 to 150 kg in weight. Warthogs grow up to 1.5 meters or 5 feet long and up to 150 kg or 330 pounds in weight. A Warthog is recognizable by the two pairs of tusks protruding from the mouth, which are used as weapons against predators. The upper canine teeth can grow to 9 inches or 23 cm and will curve 90 degrees or more. The tusks are used for digging, for combat with other hogs, and in defense against predators-the lower set can inflict severe wounds.

North Sulawesi Babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis)

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Look carefully at those tusks. The bizarre-looking North Sulawesi Babirusa has two pairs of large tusks composed of enlarged canine teeth. The upper canines penetrate the top of the snout and curved back toward the forehead. This unusual pig-like animal is endemic to Sulawesi and Lembeh Islands in Indonesia.

Pot-Bellied Pig

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46 Responses to “World’s Bizarre and Awful-Looking Pigs”
  1. Anne McNew Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 6:45 am

    great post friend.
    significant information can be taken from here

  2. Betty Carew Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Great article nobert your right they are ugly lol. excellent write and read

  3. Jelle E Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Punk pigs :p

  4. ladybaby Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 7:40 am

    They say we learn something new every day of our lives. Well I learned something new with this article. It was very interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Joe Dorish Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Never knew there were that many pigs in the world. Great info and pictures.

  6. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 8:42 am

    A great and detailed article. I didn’t know there were so many varieties of pigs in the world and these are really ugly, other than the piglets. good work.


  7. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Great collection on pigs. They’re so many species of them. Good work again.

  8. ShelliLynn Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 10:48 am

    My kind of pig are the cute little pink ones! :)
    Nice article though!

  9. valli Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Nice collection of awful pigs.

  10. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Don’t let me meet up with any of these pigs please.My niece has a pot bellied pig she’s had for years. He is such a baby but a big baby.

  11. Judy T Lloyd Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Interesting variety of pigs. The Swine flu really is not from pigs, it is mutated virus known as H1N1. I do believe we should take all precautions.

  12. piggy lover Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    haha some of thsoe were ugly as crap

  13. turg ferguson Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    i would eat each and every one yum yum

  14. K Kristie Says...

    On May 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Amazingly ugly pigs,lol.

  15. Unofre Pili Says...

    On May 3, 2009 at 2:56 am

    I like the cute piglets. Informative article.

  16. PR Mace Says...

    On May 3, 2009 at 3:23 am

    Great article with some strange looking little pigs.

  17. chris73 Says...

    On May 3, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Everything that looks different from our beauty standards we call it ugly. Do you know how clever they are? Probably more than dogs, or how social and emotionaly gifted? We used to think of them only as a realy yamy piece of meat (i love pork) and treat them badly most times. Ah, they are dirty because they can not produce sweat. :)

  18. kate smedley Says...

    On May 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

    I didn’t realise how many there were, thoroughly enjoyable read and some great pictures … some of them are very strange looking!

  19. Lexie Says...

    On May 3, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I agree with what Chris73 said. Everything that looks different than our definition of beautiful is ugly. I think these pigs are all adorable.

    The Ten Trusts by Dr. Goodall. Read it. Learn from it.

  20. C Jordan Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Cool article

  21. C Jordan Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Cool article

  22. Mischa M. Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 11:00 am

    That Visayan Warty Pig has a pretty cool hairdo if you ask me. And I have to agree with some of the comments above when saying that I find all of these pigs to be pretty cute! Call me crazy but beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all.

  23. Diaz Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    They look ugly.. but damn they are yummy

  24. alex Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    nice article. There so ugly!

  25. oo Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm


  26. MMV Abad Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Ugly! But I like ham… definitely LOL!

  27. Jo Oliver Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I had no idea there are so many different types of pigs. Thx for the look at each one.

  28. Victoria Says...

    On May 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Great pictures! I think the pot belly pig is cute!

    Thank you

    You were reviewed by Victoia Wright writers critic.

    You recieved 5 stars for excellent pictures!

  29. Orbit1973 Says...

    On May 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    It is fascinating to know how God created its creations.

  30. lucia anna Says...

    On May 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Very interesting

  31. lucia anna Says...

    On May 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Very interesting

  32. R J Evans Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Great stiff – blogged on webphemera

  33. catlord Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Amazing! :-o

  34. MR AWESOME Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    and to think that i thought that pigs were all just pink blobby sausage machines! thanks for the lesson! and also, how much did you get from this article so far? my articles all brought in a grand total of…. wait for it… 0.00 euro :)
    anyways, i like it.

  35. Keirt Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    the potbellied pig looks cute! ehehe, great article once again :) you should do something exotic maybe scorpions? if there even enough breeds of those :P i only know one :P the one from the mummy hehe

  36. Resounding Glass Says...

    On May 8, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Great article. I didn’t realize there were so many different types of pigs. Hopefully we do not have to kill them all because of the swine flu.


    -Resounding Glass

  37. CutestPrincess Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    where’s the one who can cause a swine flu? lol! btw, excellent! article!

  38. Amorim Says...

    On May 26, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    caution!!! H1N1

  39. bam Says...

    On May 31, 2009 at 7:32 am

    they are all delicious..send all of them to lydia’s lechon..gnugutom ako sa next article mo sir parang litson. Godspeed…

  40. minxlj Says...

    On June 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Ridiculous – none of these are ‘awful’!! Strange looking and not exactly pretty, but I don’t think any animal looks ‘awful’ :(

  41. Gone. Says...

    On September 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    A well researched and informed article Nobert. However, I did know that are many different species of them that exist. Very interesting piece.

  42. Juancav Says...

    On September 7, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Amazing pigs,cute in fact.

  43. Melody SJAL Says...

    On September 7, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I did not know there are so many pigs all over the world. Interesting.

  44. Joshua Miguel Says...

    On September 7, 2009 at 4:23 am

    these pigs are really awful looking. yuck.

  45. prof hog Says...

    On November 10, 2009 at 8:38 am

    wow. im really impressed, ive been studying pig behaviour for 16 years now and i love to kiss pigs. these ones are hot stuff!

  46. Sophie M Says...

    On November 28, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Prof Hog, do you really kiss pigs?

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