Hungarian Mangalica – Карельский зоопарк

Hungarian Mangalica

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Suidae

Weight: 150-170 kg, can reach up to 300 kg

Height: up to 85 cm

Body length: from 1 to 2 meters

Color: White, black, reddish-brown

Age of sexual maturity: 1 year

Gestation period: 118-126 days

Lifespan: Up to 20-25 years

Habitat: Mangalica is exclusively a domesticated animal. Currently, they are bred only on specialized farms where they are fed to produce a large amount of lard.

Diet: Juicy vegetables such as pumpkin, zucchini, carrots, beets, as well as cottage cheese, millet, peas, barley, various greens (nettle, clover), corn, wheat bran, buckwheat.

Did you know?

  • Like wild boars, Mangalica piglets are born striped with a camouflage pattern that changes as they grow.
  • These pigs can be taken for walks in winter as they easily tolerate the cold.
  • Each piglet has its own “personal” nipple from which only it drinks, distinguished by smell.
  • In Hungary, Mangalica breeders receive various benefits and incentives for further breeding of the breed.