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OXFORD SANDY AND BLACK PIG

Sus scrofa domesticus

The Oxford Sandy and Black pig has a striking pale sandy to rust colouring with black patches, pale feet and lop ears. This breed is commonly referred to the “Plum Pudding Pig” after its appearance or the “Oxford Forest Pig” after its origin. 

The Oxford Sandy and Black have twice reached the possibility of extinction within it history with only 1 registered breeding male throughout parts of the 1940’s. They have since made a recovery and are known for having an excellent temperament and great mothering abilities.

Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watchlist Status 2019-20

At Risk (300 to 500 breeding females)

Diet
Group Name
Distribution
Omnivore:
In the wild they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, roots, fruit and flowers in addition to some insects and fish. As livestock, pigs are fed mostly on corn with a mixture of vitamins and minerals added to their diet
A Drove or a Sounder
It is believed that the breed originated in the Oxfordshire region around 300 years ago
Fun Fact
Pigs are considered the fifth most intelligent animal in the world, even more so than dogs and are capable of playing video games

Under the current Government roadmap we are planning on reopening the week commencing the 12th of April for Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. All other activities will resume from the 17th of May.

From the 12th - 18th of April we will have roadworks going on along the main drive. Please enter using the Honey Lane entrance if you have booked a date during that period. For directions click here.