Kunekune PigMuc Kunekune
The Kunekune (pronounced "coonie coonie") is a small breed of domestic
pig from New Zealand. Kunekunes are hairy, and have a dumpy build and can
have wattles (or pire pire) hanging from their lower jaw. Colour ranges
include black and white, ginger, white, gold, tan and brown. They have a
placid, friendly nature and like the pot-bellied pig are now often kept as
pets. Kunekunes were kept by the native Maori people, and kunekune means
"chubby" in the Maori language.
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By the 1980s it was estimated that there were around 50 purebred Kunekune pigs left. After a successful breeding recovery program the breed is now in no danger, with breed societies in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.