Pigs were first exhibited at the first Sydney Royal Easter Show more than 150 years ago and the Pig Competition has been held at nearly every Show since. Cute, affectionate and friendly, pigs are a key animal attraction at the Show. For kids of all ages a visit to the Pigs and People display is a thrill you won’t forget in a hurry. Get close and personal in the Pat A Pig sessions, watch these tiny acrobats in action during piglet playtime and see the sows with their tiny newborn litters.
|Did you know?|
|• The first pigs in Australia arrived with the First Fleet in 1788|
|• Pigs do not sweat – they roll in the mud to cool themselves and to protect their skin from the sun|
|• Pig skin is 16 times thicker than human skin|
|• The domestic pig is one of the most numerous of all the mammals, with a total world population of around 1 billion.|
|• Pigs are social animals, and highly intelligent.|
|• For several years, the actor George Clooney kept a Vietnamese black bristled potbellied pig as a pet, sharing his Hollywood home with the animal and even taking it along for a ride on John Travolta’s private jet.|