Animals that look like pigs
Quote by George Orwell: “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, a...”
The taming of the pig took some wild turns
Animals come in different sizes and appearances, which are often adaptations to the environment they live in. Some are among the ugliest animals of the world, hideous, disgusting or frightening. Others are so cute and adorable you almost want to bring them home and cuddle them all day. Then there are those in between. An ant that looks like a panda?
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Contributed by Gateway To Sedona on 24 November Posted in Sedona Wildlife and Natural History. They're hairy, stinky, and downright adorable! Meet the Javelina, Sedona's famous pig-like desert dweller. Otherwise known as the Collared Peccary, the Javelina is one of three species of New World peccaries.
Ever thought how the ingredients for that bacon sandwich got to your plate? By that, I mean the amazing historical journey that has transformed the animal and plant species we farm today into the huge global biomass that now feeds billions of us. It set up exponential population growth and health consequences we still live with today. For decades, scientists including Charles Darwin have argued about how domestication works, with much ink being spilt contrasting the deliberate human role versus that of a natural biological process. In this illustration Darwin noted how domestication changed facial structure in pigs. Back to that bacon sandwich.