In my second piece of a series in which I will examine funny cartoon animals and thier real live counterparts, I will be examining Miss Piggy of the Muppets and regular Pigs.
Other famous Muppetes include , Fozzie Bear, Rizzo the Rat, Gonzo the Great and the great Kermit the Frog.
Miss Piggy is a femle pig with very nice hair. She is a pig who is convinced that she is destined for stardom, and that nothing is going to stand in her way. She presents a public face which is the essence of feminine charm, but can instantly fly into a violent rage whenever she thinks she has been insulted or thwarted. Kermit the Frog is often the target of her anger. When she isn't sending him flying through the air, she is often smothering him in (usually unwanted) kisses.
Here is a video of Miss Piggy in action.
REAL LIFE Pigs
Miss Piggy does not accuratley depict pigs, Most pigs do not have such long and luxurious hair. Very few pigs can sing. And I doubt, that there are many pigs attracted to frogs, but then again, the Mupets are a comdey TV show. Nonetheless, Pigs are pretty cool creatures.
With around 2 billion individuals alive at any time, the domesticated pig is one of the most numerous large mammals on the planet.
Long isolated from other pigs on the many islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, pigs have evolved into many different species, including wild boar, bearded pigs, and warty pigs. Humans have introduced pigs into Australia, North and South America, and numerous islands, either accidentally as escaped domestic pigs which have gone feral, or as wild boar. These have typically adapted well, and are increasing in number and broadening their range outside human control.
Pigs are omnivores, which means that they consume both plants and animals. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits and flowers. In confinement pigs are fed mostly corn and soybean meal with a mixture of vitamins and minerals added to the diet.
Domesticated pigs are commonly raised as livestock by farmers for meat (generally called pork, hams, gammon or bacon), as well as for leather. Their bristly hairs are also used for brushes. Some breeds of pig, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig, are kept as pets.
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Dont Miss the new Muppet Movie, The Muppets (film). Comes out 11/23/11