A sow is a female pig that has given birth. Hundreds of different breeds of pigs exist, all sharing similar birthing habits, despite their difference in size and color. Gestation for sows is a shade under 4 months, and, if allowed, they will prepare a nest before giving birth.

Scientific Name: Sus domesticus

Characteristics: This sow likely lives in a herd with several other sows, and her litter of eight to twelve piglets can’t be far away. Piglets feed every hour, so this sow’s life is a busy one.