Mangalitsa hogs...wow. higher fat content than Berkshires, but becoming a trendy heritage breed.

Mangalitsa hogs...wow. higher fat content than Berkshires, but becoming a trendy heritage breed.

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The Mangalitsa ~ Commonly referred to as “sheep-pigs” these strange breed is on the brink of extinction. Mangalitsa pigs originated from Austria and Hungary, and they come in three color varieties: blond, brunette and redhead. Apart from their bizarre appearance, these pigs have another trait that made them even more popular: their meat, apparently, tastes delicious and is considered a delicacy. Now I've seen everything!

The Mangalitsa ~ Commonly referred to as “sheep-pigs” these strange breed is on the brink of extinction. Mangalitsa pigs originated from Austria and Hungary, and they come in three color varieties: blond, brunette and redhead. Apart from their bizarre appearance, these pigs have another trait that made them even more popular: their meat, apparently, tastes delicious and is considered a delicacy. Now I've seen everything!

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I believe I am in love with these guys!! Are you kidding me??? Have you ever seen anything so cute??

I believe I am in love with these guys!! Are you kidding me??? Have you ever seen anything so cute??

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Rare woolly pigs – or sheep pigs –have been brought to the Essex Zoo to breed, to help stop the rare animals going extinct. They are officially known as Mangalitzas and are native to Austria and Hungary, but do have a genetic link to the Lincolnshire curly coat, which roamed British fields until they went extinct in 1972.

Rare woolly pigs – or sheep pigs –have been brought to the Essex Zoo to breed, to help stop the rare animals going extinct. They are officially known as Mangalitzas and are native to Austria and Hungary, but do have a genetic link to the Lincolnshire curly coat, which roamed British fields until they went extinct in 1972.

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Wooly pigs. They are endangered.  The Tropical Wings zoo in Essex is trying to save the breed.

Wooly pigs. They are endangered. The Tropical Wings zoo in Essex is trying to save the breed.

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