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A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. [1]

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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.

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Ancient history

Ancient history is the aggregate of past events, "History" from the beginning of recorded human history and extending as far as the Early Middle Ages or the Postclassical Era.

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Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa).

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Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities, usually involving imaginative or technical skill.

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Ascaris is a genus of parasitic nematode worms known as the "small intestinal roundworms", which is a type of helminth.

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The babirusas, also called pig-deer (modern babirusa) are a genus, Babyrousa, in the pig family (Suidae) found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru.

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Bacon is a meat product prepared from a pig and usually cured.

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Before Present

Before Present (BP) years is a time scale used mainly in geology and other scientific disciplines to specify when events in the past occurred.

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Binomial nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature (also called binominal nomenclature or binary nomenclature) is a formal system of naming species of living things by giving each a name composed of two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms, although they can be based on words from other languages.

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Bornean bearded pig

The Bornean bearded pig (Sus barbatus), also known ambiguously as the bearded pig, is a species in the pig genus, Sus.

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Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) of the lungs.

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Brucellosis, Bang's disease, Crimean fever, Gibraltar fever, Malta fever, Maltese fever, Mediterranean fever, rock fever, or undulant fever, is a highly contagious zoönosis caused by ingestion of unpasteurized milk or undercooked meat from infected animals or close contact with their secretions.

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The bushpig, Potamochoerus larvatus, is a member of the pig family and lives in forests, woodland, riverine vegetation and reedbeds in East and Southern Africa.

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Canine tooth

In mammalian oral anatomy, the canine teeth, also called cuspids, dog teeth, fangs, or (in the case of those of the upper jaw) eye teeth, are relatively long, pointed teeth.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue in animals, including the joints between bones, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the bronchial tubes and the intervertebral discs.

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Celebes warty pig

The Celebes warty pig (Sus celebensis), also called Sulawesi warty pig or Sulawesi pig, is a species in the pig genus (Sus) that lives on Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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Chordates are animals possessing a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail for at least some period of their life cycles.

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Common warthog

The common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) is a wild member of the pig family (Suidae) found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Cysticercosis is a tissue infection caused by the young form of the pork tapeworm.

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Death is the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.

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Dentition pertains to the development of teeth and their arrangement in the mouth.

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Dog-baiting is the setting of game dogs against a chained or confined animal for sport.

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Domestic pig

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or Sus domesticus), often called swine or hog, is a large, even-toed ungulate; it is variously considered a subspecies of the wild boar, or a distinct species.

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Domestication (from the Latin domesticus: "of the home") is the cultivating or taming of a population of organisms in order to accentuate traits that are desirable to the cultivator or tamer.

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Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth.

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Endemic (epidemiology)

In epidemiology, an infection is said to be endemic (from Greek ἐν en "in, within" and δῆμος demos "people") in a population when that infection is maintained in the population without the need for external inputs.

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Enviropig is the trademark for a genetically modified line of Yorkshire pigs, with the capability to digest plant phosphorus more efficiently than conventional unmodified pigs, that was developed at the University of Guelph.

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Eurasia is the combined continental landmass of Asia and Europe.

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Eutheria (from Greek εὐ-, eu- "true/good" and θηρίον, thēríon "beast" hence "true beasts") is one of two mammalian clades with extant members that diverged in the Early Cretaceous or perhaps the Late Jurassic.

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Even-toed ungulate

The even-toed ungulates (order Artiodactyla) are ungulates (hoofed animals) whose weight is borne approximately equally by the third and fourth toes, rather than mostly or entirely by the third as in Odd-toed ungulate (perissodactyls), such as horses.

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In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Feral organism

A feral animal (from Latin fera, "a wild beast") is an animal living in the wild but descended from domesticated individuals.

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Fetal pig

Fetal pigs are unborn pigs used in elementary as well as advanced biology classes as objects for dissection.

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Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida.

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Folk art

Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople.

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Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past.

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In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms.

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Goa is a state located in the western region of India, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.

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Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis, or skin.

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Ham is pork that has been preserved through salting, smoking, or wet curing.

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Heraldry is the profession, study, or art of creating, granting, and blazoning arms and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms.

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Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto (c. 1496/98 – May 21, 1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States (Florida, Georgia, Alabama and most likely Arkansas), and the first documented European to have crossed the Mississippi River.

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Heude's pig

The Heude's pig (Sus bucculentus), also known as the Indochinese warty pig or Vietnam warty pig, is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Suidae family.

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A hoof, plural hooves or hoofs, is the tip of a toe of an ungulate mammal, strengthened by a thick, horny, keratin covering.

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Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping any animal, or pursuing it with the intent of doing so.

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An idiom (idioma, "special property", from ἰδίωμα – idíōma, "special feature, special phrasing, a peculiarity", f. ἴδιος – ídios, "one’s own") is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning.

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Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus.

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Introduced species

An introduced, alien, exotic, non-indigenous, or non-native species, or simply an introduction, is a species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.

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IUCN Species Survival Commission

The IUCN Species Survival Commission is a special commission operated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Javan warty pig

The Javan warty pig or Javan pig (Sus verrucosus) is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Suidae family.

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Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide.

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List of fictional pigs

A list of pigs in various categories of fiction, including boars and warthogs.

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List of globally invasive species

This is a list of 100 of the "worst" invasive species in the Global Invasive Species Database.

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List of pigs

This is a list of notable pigs, hogs, or wild boars.

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Literature, in its broadest sense, is any written work; etymologically the term derives from Latin litaritura/litteratura "writing formed with letters", although some definitions include spoken or sung texts.

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London Zoo

London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo.

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Mammals (class Mammalia from Latin mamma "breast") are any members of a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles and birds by the possession of hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex (a region of the brain).

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A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two.

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Monotypic taxon

In biology, a monotypic taxon is a taxonomic group (taxon) which contains only one immediately subordinate taxon.

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Near East

Near East (Proche-Orient) is a geographical term that roughly encompasses Western Asia.

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North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University, officially North Carolina State University at Raleigh, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

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Old World

The Old World consists of Africa, Europe, and Asia, regarded collectively as the part of the world known to Europeans before contact with the Americas.

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Olfaction, also known as olfactics, is the sense of smell.

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Oliver's warty pig

Oliver's warty pig or Mindoro warty pig (Sus oliveri) is a small species in the pig genus (Sus) which can only be found on the island of Mindoro in the central Philippines.

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An omnivore is an animal whose species normally derives its energy and nutrients from a diet consisting of a variety of food sources that may include plants, animals, algae, fungi and bacteria.

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Otto Zdansky

Otto A. Zdansky (1894 – 1988) was an Austrian paleontologist.

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Palawan bearded pig

The Palawan bearded pig (Sus ahoenobarbus) is a species of in the pig genus (Sus) endemic to the Philippines, where it can only be found on the archipelago of islands formed by Balabac, Palawan, and the Calamian Islands.

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In biology/ecology, parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.

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A peccary (also javelina or skunk pig) is a medium-sized hoofed mammal of the family Tayassuidae (New World pigs) in the suborder Suina along with the Old World pigs, Suidae.

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Philippine warty pig

The Philippine warty pig, Sus philippensis, is one of four known species in the pig genus (Sus) endemic to the Philippines.

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Pig (zodiac)

The Pig (豬) is the twelfth and the last sign of the Earthly Branches (亥).

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Pig Olympics

The Pig Olympics are for specially bred and trained piglets.

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Pig toilet

A pig toilet (sometimes called a "pig sty latrine") is a simple type of dry toilet consisting of an outhouse mounted over a pig sty with a chute or hole connecting the two.

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Pig's trotters

Pig's trotters, also known as, are the feet of pigs.

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Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli.

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Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig (Sus domesticus).

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Pot-bellied pig

The pot-bellied pig (Vietnamese: lợn ỉ) is a breed of domesticated pig originating in Vietnam.

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A proverb (from proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.

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Pygmy hog

The pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) is a critically endangered suid, previously spread across India, Nepal, and Bhutan, but now only found in Assam.

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Red river hog

The red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus), also known as the bush pig (but not to be confused with P. larvatus, common name "bushpig"), is a wild member of the pig family living in Africa, with most of its distribution in the Guinean and Congolian forests.

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A religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.

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Rural area

In general, a rural area or countryside' is a geographic area that is located outside cities and the centers of towns.

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Savaging is a term used in ethology which refers to mother animals attacking their new-born offspring, sometimes fatally.

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Septic tank

A septic tank is a key component of the septic system, a small-scale sewage treatment system common in areas that lack connection to main sewage pipes provided by local governments or private corporations.

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Sewerage refers to the infrastructure that conveys sewage.

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Suidae is the biological family to which pigs belong.

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The Suinae are a subfamily of mammals that includes at least some of the living members of the family Suidae and their closest relatives—the domestic pig and related species, such as babirusas.

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Sus strozzi

Sus strozzi was a suid native to the Mediterranean region of Europe.

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Swine influenza

Swine influenza, also called pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu, is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses.

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A swineherd is a person who looks after pigs.

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Taenia solium

Taenia solium is the pork tapeworm belonging to cyclophyllid cestodes in the family Taeniidae.

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Theria (Greek: θηρίον, wild beast) is a subclass of mammals that give birth to live young without using a shelled egg, consisting of the eutherians (including the placental mammals) and the metatherians (including the marsupials).

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A tooth (plural teeth) is a small, calcified, whitish structure found in the jaws (or mouths) of many vertebrates and used to break down food.

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Trichinosis, trichinellosis or trichiniasis is a parasitic disease caused by roundworms of the genus Trichinella.

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A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber.

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Truffle hog

The truffle hog is a domestic pig used for locating and extracting a type of tuber known as truffles from temperate forests in Europe and North America.

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Tusks are elongated, continuously growing front teeth, usually but not always in pairs, that protrude well beyond the mouth of certain mammal species.

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Visayan warty pig

The Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons) is a critically endangered species in the pig genus (Sus).

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A wart is a small, rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister.

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Whole genome sequencing

Whole genome sequencing (also known as full genome sequencing, complete genome sequencing, or entire genome sequencing) is a laboratory process that determines the complete DNA sequence of an organism's genome at a single time.

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Wild boar

The wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as the wild swineHeptner, V. G.; Nasimovich, A. A.; Bannikov, A. G.; Hoffman, R. S. (1988), Volume I, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Libraries and National Science Foundation, pp.

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