World’s smallest pigs thriving in India

The world’s smallest and rarest pigs are “thriving” following their release into the wild last year, conservationists report.

Camera-trap footage and surveys suggest that the captive-bred pygmy hogs have adapted well to their new home in the grasslands of Assam in India. The team now plans to reintroduce more of the little pigs to this habitat.

Pygmy hogs stand just 25cm-tall (10in) and weigh only 6-9kg (13-20lb). Few are thought to exist in the wild.

Source: BBC, World’s smallest pigs ‘thriving’.

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