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thematic philately : Pigs

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The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or only Sus domesticus), often called swine, hog, or simply pig when there is no need to distinguish it from other pigs, is a large, domesticated, even-toed ungulate. It is variously considered a subspecies of the Eurasian boar or a distinct species. The domestic pig's head-plus-body length ranges from 0.9 to 1.8 m, and adult pigs typically weigh between 50 and 350 kg, with well-fed individuals often exceeding this weight range. The size and weight of hogs largely depends on their breed. Compared to other artiodactyls, a pig's head is relatively long, pointed, and free of warts. Most even-toed ungulates are herbivorous, but domestic pigs are omnivores, like their wild relative.
1973004: 15 F - Celtic and Gallo-Roman finds - Bronze boar
1989018: 18 F - Tourism - Roman statue of boar, Titelberg, 00
2001031: 0.52+0,08€ - Wildlife - Wild boar - semi postal stamp

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