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rnrnTibetan Pigs, from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, are especiallyrnadapted to the high, cold climate and to being on pasture all year round. Theirrnmeat has a marble appearance and meat with a special flavor.


rnrnTibetan Pigs are not very heavy (about 35 kg in maturernanimals.). They are known to be very alert -often running and jumping, withrnquick responses for guarding against attack from other animals.  They have a narrow head and a long straightrnsnout, to facilitate searching for feeds under the ground.


rnrnThey have a black hair coat, with long and dense bristlesrn(length 12 cm, about 2 to 3 times longer than other breeds) which protect itrnfrom the three times as dense as in Sichuan native pigs) which protect it fromrnthe strong solar radiation of ultra-violet rays and also from the cold weatherrnon the plateau.


rnrnTibetan Pigs  have highlyrndeveloped digestive organs; the length of the intestine is about 36 times itsrnown body length .This is presumably a mechanism responsible for the pig's abilityrnto utilize shrubs as feed, as well as the stems, roots and hard seeds of wildrnplants. They also have an excellent ability to deposit fat in the body - theirrninternal and visceral fat is about 15 percent of bodyweight (for other pigrnbreeds, 7 to 10 percent).rnrn



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