Tuesday, 21 November 2006



Yes, Royal Melbourne Show 2006 nursery. The piglets are cute. Maybe they are so tired after the race that they had an afternoon sleep. Well, in this case a radiating out sleep pattern. Stare at them! Stare at them! How cute they are.

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and domestic pigs have become feral in many parts of the world (for example, New Zealand) and caused substantial environmental damage.

Pigs are one of the oldest forms of livestock, having been domesticated as early as 5000 BC [1]. It is believed to have been domesticated either in the Near East or in China from the Wild Boar. The adaptable nature and omnivorous diet of the Wild Boar allowed early humans to domesticate it much earlier than many other forms of livestock, such as cattle. Pigs were mostly used for food, but people also used their hide for shields, their bones for tools and weapons, and their bristles for brushes.

Pigs are known to be intelligent animals and have been found to be more trainable than dogs or cats. Asian pot-bellied pigs, a smaller subspecies of the domestic pig, have made popular house pets in the United States beginning in the latter half of the 20th century. Regular domestic farmyard pigs have also been known to be kept indoors, but due to their large size and destructive tendencies, they typically need to be moved into an outdoor pen as they grow older. Most pigs also have an extreme fear of being picked up, but will usually calm down once placed back on the floor.

(courtesy wikipedia.com)


Chandra said...

One word : Cute !

Anonymous said...

haha..yeah..so cute...but zhuzhu still e cutest..

livelifedead said...

..................... kok a bit blur usualy the image is sharp

De Foto said...

To Chandra. Haha.. thank you.

De Foto said...

To anonymous,
Of course... haha.. nothing can match it

De Foto said...

Yarh, it is because I have taken with ISO 1600 and produce quite a grainy picture. The place was quite dark. Applying noise reduction plug in, even just a bit, has reduced the quality of the sharpeness. The other main cause if also due to my lens. it is a kit lens. Any my sharp lens broke a few days ago