The Maori named the pigs KuneKune because in Maori language it means ‘fat and round’: a perfect description of this pig, which has a tendency to be a bit on the chubby side.
They are also quite hairy and have wattles (pire pire) hanging from their lower jaw. They are the perfect pets as they are friendly and very intelligent and love company.
Where they live
Woodland and pasture
What they eat
Mainly grass and anything they can find when snuffling around the woods and pastures where it lives.
In the 1980’s there were an estimated 50 purebred Kunekune pigs remaining. A breeding programwas initiated and as of 2010 the breed no longer faces extinction, with breeding societies in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.