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.

pin 2.1k
heart 337
speech 10
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!

pin 375
heart 62
speech 1
Fuzzy pigs! These are called Mangalica pigs, aka "sheep pigs" because of their fuzzy, curly coats.

Fuzzy pigs! These are called Mangalica pigs, aka "sheep pigs" because of their fuzzy, curly coats.

pin 352
heart 92
speech 4
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.

pin 18
heart 2
speech 3
Wool pig. Also known as a Mangalitza.
pin 436
heart 51
speech 2
The Hungarian "sheep pig" What the.... Never heard of this but now I've gotta see one..... - hungarians says: its the best domestic-animal ever - gives bacon, meat and wool and after breeding it gives milk too - just perfect.

The Hungarian "sheep pig" What the.... Never heard of this but now I've gotta see one..... - hungarians says: its the best domestic-animal ever - gives bacon, meat and wool and after breeding it gives milk too - just perfect.

pin 148
heart 15
Felt Stuffed Barnyard Animal Patterns, Plush Cow, Chicken, Sheep, Pig & Horse, Easy Hand Sewing

Felt Stuffed Barnyard Animal Patterns, Plush Cow, Chicken, Sheep, Pig & Horse, Easy Hand Sewing

pin 42
heart 4
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??

pin 98
heart 15
this is a merino guinea pig. you can spin yarn from his fleece. i want one.

this is a merino guinea pig. you can spin yarn from his fleece. i want one.

pin 1.8k
heart 461
speech 24
Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas
Search