Fun Animal Facts
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AnimalPigs
OriginWhilst their place of origin is thought to be Asia they are primarily associated with New Zealand where it is thought they arrived on trading ships in the 16th and 17th centuries. The first Kune Kunes arrived in Britain in 1992
SexFemale (Sow) /Male (Boar or Hog)
Weight100-250 Ibs
Height24-30 inches high
Lifespan15-20 years
Animal Population 1000 in New Zealand and 600 pure breeds in Britain, these are still registered as a rare breed and protected
Did You KnowFun Farm Animal Facts

The Kune Kune pig is one of the smallest breeds of pig.

Kune Kune pigs are associated with New Zealand where they were kept by the Maori people. They were often treated as pet and were free to roam about the home because of their lovely temperament.

Pregnancy lasts for 112-116 days and often up to 14 piglets can be born.

Our Kune Kune pigs at the farm are very playful and love the attention from all children and adults visiting the farm.

They are covered in hair and have tassels below their jaw known as “Piri Piri” tassels, stumpy legs, and short/medium snouts.

The Maoris gave them the name “Kune Kune” which in their language means fat and round.

The Kune Kune pig was close to extinction in the 1980’s. However two men, Michael Willis and John Simister, set up the New Zealand Kune Kune Pig Association, which in turn encouraged other recovery efforts.