Our Piglets

On July 31st our Mummy Pig had her litter of piglets. Come and watch them play, feed and sleep in our animal barn.

Sows are pregnant for 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days (115 days). The average litter size is 7.5 pigs, it is not uncommon for a sow to have 12-14 pigs per litter.

The Pig Family

  • A female pig is called a sow.
  • A male pig is called a boar.
  • A baby pig is called a piglet.

Did you know?

  • they are very clean
  • they are very intelligent
  • like humans pigs are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals
  • pigs have an amazing sense of smell (but very poor eyesight)
  • pigs are sprinters, they can run at speeds of 17km/h (but they don’t like to run in a straight line, they would rather zig-zag around)

Fun Farming Fact

The largest litter we have had at Washbrooks was 18.