Kune Kune Pig

Latin name Sus scrofa
Class Mammals
Order Artiodactyla
Family Suidae
IUCN Status Domesticated
Habitat Domestic
Distribution Originated in New Zealand

General Information

This small breed of pig from New Zealand has thick hair and wattles known as ‘piri piri’ hanging from the lower jaw. They are highly intelligent with a placid and friendly nature, which means they can be trained easily. Pigs are omnivores using their strong snout to forage in the ground.

Lifespan: 15 years

Fun Fact

Kune Kune means ‘fat and round’ in the native Maori language of New Zealand.

Keeper Notes

Our Kune Kune pig Wiggle is female, known as a sow. She enjoys a good back scratch and especially loves her belly being rubbed. She was born in 2006.