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A pig is any animal in the genus Sus (part of subfamily Suinae, which is part of family Suidae). The term is also used to refer to any swine, which, as their appearance and some of their behaviors are considered by many to be unsavory, can have literal and figurative meanings. As a result, you see very few pig characters in the furry fandom.
In reality, not all pigs are fat, but because the domestic breeds are traditionally raised for meat, this is the most well-known stereotype. There are also breeds of pig kept for pets.
The Disney character Pumbaa, a warthog, had a pet peeve about being called a pig, insisting the more formal title of "Mister Pig".
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