Newborn piglets are surprisingly small considering they can grow into 1,000 lb animals in just a few years. Pictured here next to mom it is about the size of one of her feet. This piglet is even smaller than usual but it is up and about mingling with the herd in the field. Its litter mates are easily twice its size. In all the piglets we have had I’ve never seen one this small and especially not one this small that was out and about from it’s farrowing nest.
Even more amazing than its diminutive size is how gentle the other pigs are around it – pigs who weight 200 times as much as the piglet are careful not to step on it or knock it down.