Tomorrow is the Chinese New Year of the Pig. You and your family can join in the celebration by learning a few fun facts about this amazing animal.
- Pigs are intelligent animals. Don’t believe me? Watch some episodes of that sit-com from the 1960’s GREEN ACRES where Arnold the pig turns on and watches the TV.
- Like humans, pigs are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
- A pig’s snout is an important tool for finding food in the ground and sensing the world around them.
- Pigs have an excellent sense of smell.
- There are around 2 billion pigs in the world.
- Pigs can run at speeds of up to 11mph, the equivalent of a seven-minute mile.
- Pigs communicate constantly with more than 20 different vocalizations.
- Studies have found that, just like humans, PIGS DREAM!
- Pigs can squeal louder than a super-sonic jet!
To learn more about these delightful creatures, visit the following websites:
You can also make some PIG PUPPETS with paper bags and some scrap construction paper. Just follow the pattern below.
So, why not “get your squeal on” and enjoy a DAY MADE FOR PIGS!